Moon, Jupiter and Galilean moons


Steve Brown

Stokesley, North Yorkshire

I took this shot from Stokesley in North Yorkshire using a Canon 600D DSLR with a 250mm lens on a static tripod. It is always nice to see close encounters between the Moon and planets but this one was particularly good due to the pleasing positions of the four brightest Jovian moons.

my image of the 16% lit crescent Moon close to Jupiter on the morning of 25 November 2016. The Galilean moons can also be seen around Jupiter. I was lucky with this shot as it was a very cloudy morning. There was a gap for a few minutes around 7am that allowed me to get a few pictures of the encounter.