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Jupiter near Spica in Virgo!

Take a look at the Planet Jupiter above Spica…Jupiter is the Brightest point of light in this image, shining at -2.0 magnitude.

If you look due South at 6:30am to 7:00am over the next few weeks you will see The Planet Jupiter above the Brightest Star in Virgo – Spica.

Over the next few months the pair stay nearby each other.  This can be easily seen, even in the city., so go take a look!

It was so nice to See Jupiter near Spica in Virgo early this morning (12-27-2016) looking due South over my neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio. Visible are the Constellations of Virgo, Libra, Corvus, & Crater.

I was pleasantly surprised at how transparently clear it was all the way to the southern Horizon this morning.  I could see a couple of the Stars in the Southern constellation of Centaurus, usually they are buried in the Light pollution & muck on the Horizon, but were clearly visible.

I also included an illustrated version to help you ID the Planet Jupiter along with the constellations and their brighter stars.

Canon 6D,(Full Frame) 24mm Lens , F4, ISO 1250, 3.2 second exp., on a tripod.

Best Regards,
John Chumack
www.galacticimages.com

Triangle around the Moon on 05-12-2014!

There was a Triangle in the sky around the Moon last Night 05-12-2014 over my neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio!!!!

I used my Canon Rebel Xsi & 8mm fisheye lens to Capture this 8 second exposure, A Triangular pattern created by the Bright Star Arcturus(top) and the Planets Mars(right) & Saturn(left). The Moon & Spica are located at the base of the Triangle.  A Cool looking pattern last night around the Moon!! The Planet Mars was about 21 degrees to the right(West) of the Moon and Saturn was about 19 degrees to the left(East) of the Moon at around 10pm last night.

Keep watching as the Moon is always moving, and tonight 05-13-2014 the Moon will glide within 1 degree of Alpha Libra or Zuben El Genubi and by morning (5:00am)to within a few degrees of the Planet Saturn!

Best Regards,

John Chumack

www.galacticimages.com