The Waning Moon and Jupiter in Morning

Moon and Jupiter

The Moon and Jupiter in Conjunction
Sketch and Details by Carlos E. Hernandez

I was able to view the Waning Crescent Moon (24.7 days old) and the planet Jupiter in the early morning sky on April 20, 2009 (08:30 U.T.). Gray-lavender clouds were passing over the Moon giving it a muted pastel-yellow color, an eerie effect. The planet Jupiter (-2.17m) hung like a beacon towards the southwest approximately 10 degrees from the Moon. The Moon was approximately 7 degrees above the horizon while Jupiter was 11.5 degrees.

A digital image produced using Gimp (2.6).

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