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See it! Monday night’s moon and Jupiter

EarthSky friends capture the night sky’s 2 brightest objects, the moon and Jupiter, on Monday night, March 21.

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The moon and Jupiter in a cloudy sky, over the Gulf of Corinthos, Central Greece. Photo by Nikolaos Pantazis

The moon and Jupiter in a cloudy sky, over the Gulf of Corinthos, Central Greece. Photo by Nikolaos Pantazis

Moon and Jupiter - March 21 2016 - photographed in Tucson, Arizona by Eliot Herman.

Moon and Jupiter – March 21 2016 – photographed in Tucson, Arizona by Eliot Herman.

Jupiter and moon on March 21, 2016 from Jacob Zimmer in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jupiter and moon on March 21, 2016 from Jacob Zimmer in Louisville, Kentucky.

Moon and Jupiter on March 21, 2016 from Karl Diefenderfer in Pennsylvania.

Moon and Jupiter on March 21, 2016 from Karl Diefenderfer in Pennsylvania.

Tom Wildoner caught the moon and Jupiter on March 21 from Pennsylvania, too.  He wrote:

Tom Wildoner caught the moon and Jupiter on March 21 from Pennsylvania, too. He wrote: “Tonight’s Jupiter and Moon conjunction from my backyard in Weatherly, Pennsylvania – go check it out!”

Moon and Jupiter on March 21, 2016 from Lester Fandel in Bristol, Tennessee.

Moon and Jupiter on March 21, 2016 from Lester Fandel in Bristol, Tennessee.

Moon and Jupiter on March 21, 2016 from Fernando Roquel Torres in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

Moon and Jupiter on March 21, 2016 from Fernando Roquel Torres in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The green ball below the moon is a lens flare.

Here's another artful use of lens flares in capturing the moon and Jupiter on March 21, 2016.  Jupiter is the small white dot next to the moon. Photo by Helio C. Vital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who wrote:

Here’s another artful use of lens flares in capturing the moon and Jupiter on March 21, 2016. Jupiter is the small white dot next to the moon. Photo by Helio C. Vital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who wrote: “Moon-Jupiter conjunction…What a lovely display as a mere 1.6° separated the pair! Communications antennas on top of a nearby building added to the show.”

Moon and Jupiter on March 21, 2016 as captured by Rodolfo Useche Melo in Bogotá, Colombia.

Moon and Jupiter on March 21, 2016 as captured by Rodolfo Useche Melo in Bogotá, Colombia.

Jupiter and moon on March 21, 2016, from our friend Patrick Cabaret of Facebook's La Lune The Moon.

Jupiter and moon on March 21, 2016, from our friend Patrick Cabaret of Facebook’s La Lune The Moon.

Jupiter near the March 21, 2016 moon. In this image from tonight by Mohamed Laaifat in Normandy, France, the arrow points to Jupiter ... and he's added an inset showing the planet and its moons!

Jupiter near the March 21, 2016 moon. In this image from tonight by Mohamed Laaifat in Normandy, France, the arrow points to Jupiter … and he’s added an inset showing the planet and its moons!

Jupiter and moon on March 21, 2016, from Manuel Andres Posso in Barcelona, Spain.

Jupiter and moon on March 21, 2016, from Manuel Andres Posso in Barcelona, Spain.

Deborah Byrd

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