Moon and Jupiter Conjunction of June 16/17, 2019

July 01, 2019

Moon & Jupiter 17-6-2019

Photographer: Dimitris Malliaris
Summary Authors: Dimitris Malliaris; Jim Foster

On the nights of June 16/17, 2019, the Moon and planet Jupiter were only 5 degrees apart in the sky. The photo above shows this eye-catching duo together with Jupiter's brightest moons as observed from the village of Pissonas in Evia, Greece. I snapped a number of pictures of this conjunction, but this one with the translucent clouds was my favorite. Jupiter shines at magnitude -2.6, while the full Moon shines at magnitude -12.6 -- more than 9,000 times brighter.

Jupiter’s Galilean moons are from left to right, Callisto, Ganymede and Io. Europa was hidden behind Jupiter when the shot has taken, at 1:58 a.m.

Photo Details: Pentax K-3 II camera; Pentax HD DA 55-300 mm lens; F4.5-6.3; ED PLM WR RE lens; 300mm focal length; ƒ/8 aperture; 1/6 sec. exposure time; ISO 320; Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows).