Lovely close conjunction (appulse, for some) of the Moon and planet Jupiter tonight.
The Moon appears to be about half a degree in diameter to us on Earth, so tonight, Jupiter is about half degree from the Moon.
I have just captured the image on the right from the UK, with my Canon dSLR camera, using its 18-55 mm standard lens.
If you are in the United States for example, this view of the Moon and Jupiter conjunction is coming towards you NOW!
So I suggest you get outside tonight, and take a look!
It’s rare to be able to see the Solar System’s giant planet Jupiter, so close to our Moon.
You’ll also notice the waxing gibbous Moon (as it’s called). This means it’s getting close to full.. the full “Harvest Moon” will be seen on Sunday October 4th.
So, best of luck.
Post a comment here, if you also manage to observe this wonderful spectacle tonight.