Christmas conjunction: Jupiter & the Moon

Posted by Andre Goncalves
on Friday, December 28, 2012
In Christmas night I went outside to view Jupiter-Moon conjunction. It was a bit cloudy over here but I managed to get a glimpse of the event between the clouds. The scene was already impressive with the naked eye but the view through the eyepiece was absolutely amazing! It's not everyday that one can see the belts of Jupiter and the craters on the Moon in the same field of view! The biggest planet in the Solar System and the biggest object in the night sky side by side. A Christmas to remember!

Fullsize: http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3060/conjuctionmoonjuprv6cs6.jpg

Taken with SkyWatcher 80ED f/7.5 and Canon 1000D, 1/60s, ISO100. 26/December/2012 around 00h05 UT. From Vieira do Minho, Braga, Portugal.
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