Jupiter, halo and the Full Snow Moon

Jupiter, halo and the full snow moon, together in a beautiful last night conjunction.   Image credit: Bob King

Above: A halo rings the bright moon and planet Jupiter (left) on Feb. 2. Ice crystals in high clouds like cirrostratus refract moonlight into a circle of light.

Jupiter directly opposite the Sun

Credit: Bob King

‘Jupiter, like Full Moon, will be directly opposite the Sun this Friday and in “full moon” phase. Because both planets are lined up on the same side of the Sun, Jupiter will also be at its closest to us for the year.’

Jupiter and the Full Moon

Image from Stellarium

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