No Telescope Needed.

Heads up.  You can see a very close Moon/Jupiter conjunction on January 21.  For everyone in North America, this is easily visible even from brightly lit cities.  A waxing gibbous moon, 78-percent illuminated, will pass within less than a degree to the south of Jupiter (your closed fist held out at arm’s length covers 10 degrees of the sky).


The two brightest objects in the sky that night (Venus is brighter than Jupiter) will make their closest approach high in the evening sky.  This will be the closest moon-Jupiter conjunction until the year 2026!  You should be able to take pictures of the event with any camera.  Send me links to the pictures you take of the conjunction!

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities.  Connect with me on Google +

Norman

 

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