The Moon, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn: a celestial meeting from my balcony – 19 Mar. 2020
The Moon made a nice meeting with planets Jupiter, Mars and Saturn, early today at dawn. I managed to capture the group from my balcony in Rome.
I managed to wake up on time to capture the show, after checking it was visible from my balcony. Here in Italy we are facing the Covid-19 issue and we are asked to stay at home, avoiding unnecessary trips, so I wanted to have a look from home.
I used one of my Canon 5D mark IV DSLR bodies and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens, both installed on a solid tripod. Luckily, I had enough clear skies in the right direction (S-E) to spot the parade.
As you can see, the Waning Moon was showing a beautiful “Earthshine”, while the three planets were brightly visible: Jupiter showed its four Galilean Moons. Below is the same image as above, but with the planets properly labelled, to help in their identification.
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