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See it! Young moon near Jupiter

The waxing crescent moon swept near Jupiter this weekend as seen from all parts of Earth. Photos from EarthSky friends, here …

The moon and Jupiter were less than one degree apart - about 2 moon-diameters apart - as seen from Malaysia. Photo via our friend Azya Matsumoto.

The moon and Jupiter were less than one degree apart – about 2 moon-diameters apart – as seen from Malaysia. Photo by our friend Azya Matsumoto. Thank you, Azya!

“How I saw the moon last night with Jupiter over the Brisbane skyline,” wrote Michael Mills in Australia. The moon and Jupiter – the 2 brightest objects in the July night sky, competing with the streetlights – were exceptionally close as seen from Australia on July 9, too.

Anna Hartman caught the moon and Jupiter on July 9 from a beach in Kona, Hawaii. Beautiful, Anna ... thank you.

Anna Hartman caught the moon and Jupiter on July 9 from a beach in Kona, Hawaii. Beautiful, Anna … thank you.

Moon and Jupiter on July 9, 2016 from Brodin Alain, outside Paris, France. He wrote:

Moon and Jupiter on July 9, 2016 from Brodin Alain, outside Paris, France. He wrote: “The light on the bottom is the lighthouse of the Eiffel Tower.”

Waxing crescent moon and Jupiter on July 9, 2016 from Aimilianos Gkekas at Meteora in Kalampaka, Greece.

Waxing crescent moon and Jupiter on July 9, 2016 from Aimilianos Gkekas at Meteora in Kalampaka, Greece.

Moon and Jupiter on July 9, as dusk fell in New Mexico, by Dinh Nguyen.

Moon and Jupiter on July 9, as dusk fell in New Mexico, by Dinh Nguyen.

Moon and Jupiter on July 8 from our friend Mohamed Laaifat Photographies in Normandy, France.

Moon and Jupiter on July 8 from our friend Mohamed Laaifat Photographies in Normandy, France. Thank you, Mohamed!

Moon and Jupiter via our friend Darren White Photography in Littleton Colorado.

Moon and Jupiter on July 8 via our friend Darren White Photography in Littleton Colorado. Thank you, Darren.

April Singer wrote:

April Singer Photography caught the July 8 moon and Jupiter, too. She: “The waxing crescent moon was visible this afternoon. Before it set early tonight Jupiter was hanging out above left of it.” Thanks, April!

Moon and Jupiter on July 8, 2016 by our friend Patrick Casaert in Meaux, France.  He runs the page La Lune The Moon on Facebook.

Moon and Jupiter on July 8 by our friend Patrick Casaert in Meaux, France. He runs the page La Lune The Moon on Facebook. Thank you, Patrick.

Moon and Jupiter as captured from the Hartman Rocks Recreation Area in western Colorado, via Matt Burt Photography.

July 8 moon and Jupiter as captured from the Hartman Rocks Recreation Area in western Colorado, via Matt Burt Photography. Thanks, Matt.

Bottom line: Photos of July 8, 2016 moon and Jupiter from EarthSky friends on Facebook.

Deborah Byrd

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