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Jupiter approaches the Moon

The evening after New Year’s Day found Jupiter approximately 4.5° due south of the waxing gibbous Moon. In this image you can see the four Galilean satellites forming a line from our perspective as they orbit the giant planet. Starting at the bottom, they are Ganymede, Europa, Io (all below Jupiter), and Callisto. 

by Jared Bowens from Cosby, Missouri

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