The most beautiful Jupiter-Venus-Moon conjunction photo

I looked out during the conjunction, but the seeing here is lousy due to haze from Canadian wildfires, so I haven’t even attempted bringing my telescope out.  But fortunately, other folks were much better positioned.  Of all the pictures I’ve seen, this one, featured on Astronomy Picture of the Day on July 2 was the most stunning.  It’s not the best view of Jupiter and Venus, since it has to keep the Moon properly exposed, but seeing three three worlds — and also four more worlds, orbiting Jupiter and clearly visible with a little magnification! — is really quite amazing.  It’s beautiful.



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