Moon and Jupiter close together in the southern hemisphere sky!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by giacomini, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. giacomini


    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    This is the Moon and Jupiter (according to Google Sky Map) tonight in the southern hemisphere sky.

    Just felt like sharing.

    Wish my camera was better so it'd be sharper!

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  2. Yeah I saw this tonight as well, totally cool.
  3. Awesome, thanks! It's not dark yet Downunder, showers at the moment, hopefully it clears up. Do you know if Jupiter will move far over the next nights?
  4. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Atlanta, GA.
    Thanks for the pic! I saw it in person tonight and it was pretty sweet :)
  5. capnsandwich

    capnsandwich Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    Columbus, Ohio
    Wow, I didn't know the moon was that big???

  6. FunkyMcNasty


    Dec 4, 2010
    Just checked it out. Pretty cool. Thanks for the heads up.
  7. Jordan S.

    Jordan S.

    Mar 25, 2012
    NSW, Australia
    Blacksheep Effects Pedals
    Cool, I saw it. Thanks for pointing it out.
  8. Simo98


    Jun 18, 2009
    QLD, Australia
    Just went out and had a look. Pretty neat!
  9. RED J

    RED J I ain't ready for the junkyard yet. Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    Thanks for the info ! I commented to my wife and Mom last night that the moon looked like it had a moon.
  10. It's called a conjunction, when two bodies in the Solar System are close to each other. I saw it last night, it certainly was a sight to behold!
  11. makes me think of that photoshopped picture of 3 planets aligning over the pyramids.
  12. giacomini


    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    Nice, I didn't know if it could be seen in the north hemisphere too, but it did!

    According to one of those astronomy sites (can't remember which) jupiter will be close to the moon again on dec 25th
  13. Popbumper


    Jul 19, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Pretty neat - I wondered what "star" that was that was so close by. Thanks for sharing!