Jupiter and the Harvest Moon may look interesting in the night sky, especially the moon right after sunset as it ascends the horizon.
Bright star near moon? It's Jupiter - closer on September 20 than until year 2022 | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky
The Harvest Moon info:
What's special about the Harvest Moon? | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky
I read about this on the web yesterday and saw it last night. Pretty impressive, right now Jupiter is the biggest "star" in the night sky.
Good find guy
And Thursday is Jupiter's day, too!
I saw Jupiter on the night of the 20th and had to do a double take. At first I thought I was looking at Venus but it was too late and the "star" was too high on the horizon.
I miss my telescope.
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...I thought it was Venus, too...amazing that Jupiter is that bright...
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
If you have binoculars, you can probably make out its four largest moons as well.
...what power binoculars?...I can barely make out the neighbors with my present pair...
Full Moon Festival here, alas its pissing rain, no chance of getting a glimpse of the moon or anything else.
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Any pics Guy?
I'm looking at the sky right now up north and am curious if that's Jupiter it below the moon? And is the other one opposite Venus? Those are are the only bright "stars" visible at the moment.
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