Snowscape and Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter

April 20, 2023

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Photographer: Mary Lee Hall 
Summary Author: Mary Lee Hall, Patrick Wiggins    

This beautiful snowy scene was captured from Millcreek, Utah, shortly before nightfall on February 22, 2023. Conspicuous just above the tree line at center is the attention-getting conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter. Normally cloudy weather spoils astronomical sightings, but in this case the broken clouds and the snow-covered landscape added to the visual appeal of the scene. Note that Venus is below the Moon and Jupiter but hidden here by the trees.


Millcreek, Utah Coordinates: 40.6871, -111.8655

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Moon and Jupiter Conjunction of June 16/17, 2019