Waxing Gibbous Moon & Jupiter

If you had looked at the Eastern Sky these last few days you would have noticed that the Moon and Jupiter were hanging out together. I thought the pair deserved a photo shoot after the last one of the Moon, Venus and Mars a while ago. 

Jupiter on the left upper corner and the Moon
Jupiter on the left upper corner and the Moon

It was a challenge getting the moon and Jupiter in a decent photo together because the moon is just so bright and exposure times that work for one don’t work for the other. So I decided to get a shot of Jupiter alone

Jupiter Close Up
Jupiter Close Up
Another long exposure photo of Jupiter from a couple of days ago
Another long exposure photo of Jupiter from a couple of days ago

The moon as it is today is called the Waxing Gibbous Moon. Waxing as it’s building up to a big full Moon in a couple of days.

The Waxing Gibbous Moon appears in the Eastern skies sometime in the afternoon and then sets in the western horizon post midnight. Gibbous could mean bulging or protuberant. Here’s a close-up.

Waxing Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous
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9 thoughts on “Waxing Gibbous Moon & Jupiter”

    1. Thank you. I used my Olympus EM-5 with the 75-150mm lens. For some of the shots I tried long exposure- either in live time or just in shutter mode.

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