The Moon and Jupiter meet in the sky – 8 Oct. 2022

Last night, the Moon and planet Jupiter had a nice conjunction. Despite an almost cloudy sky, we could capture them from Rome and here we share our image.

The Moon and Jupiter (bottom left) in conjunction. The planet also shows its four galilean satellites (bottom right insert). 8 Oct. 2022.

The Moon and Jupiter (bottom left) in conjunction. The planet also shows its four galilean satellites (bottom right insert). 8 Oct. 2022.

I used a Canon 5D mark IV with a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, used at 400 mm. The image above comes from two shots: one of the Moon and Jupiter, one for its four satellites, which are much fainter.

If you carefully look at the bottom right insert, you see very clearly the two main Jupiter’s equatorial bands. Of course, in the insert the four Galilean satellites are straightforward: from left to right, they are Europa, Ganymede, Callisto and Io.

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