Crescent Moon and Jupiter Conjunction Above Evia Island, Greece

February 19, 2020

Moon & Jupiter 2020-01-23 (1)

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

Featured above is a sliver of the waning Moon and the planet Jupiter as they ascend over the mountains on Evia Island, Greece, on the morning of January 23, 2020. Although the morning was chilly (28 F or -2.5 C), atmospheric conditions were perfect for observing –- clear, calm and low humidity. The crescent Moon was only 2 percent illuminated and was just hours from the new Moon phase. If you’re up early tomorrow morning, watch for the waning crescent Moon in the eastern sky, along with Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

Photo Details: Pentax K-3 II camera, Pentax HD DA 55-300 mm lens; F4.5-6.3; ED PLM WR RE lens; 150 mm focal length; ƒ/6.4 aperture; 1/2 sec. exposure time, ISO:100; Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows).