Slow dance in the night sky

by mdr on Jan. 21st, 2013

Jupiter and Luna
Jupiter and LunaCourtesy Mark Ryan
Our Moon and the planet Jupiter appear to be in a close dance together in the sky tonight. The two celestial bodies are just a couple Moon-widths from each other. Some viewers in South America could see an occultation with Jupiter disappearing behind the Moon. I ventured out to photograph the waltz despite major sub-zero temperatures here in Minnesota.

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Thor says:

Would you expect any thing less than that on inaugural ball night!

posted on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 1:30pm

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