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See it! Moon sweeps past Jupiter

In late November 2016, the waning moon took aim on Jupiter in the predawn sky. It swept closest to it on the morning of November 25. Photos from around the world!

Beautiful shot of the moon and Jupiter on November 25 from Azya Matsumoto in Malaysia.

Beautiful shot of the moon and Jupiter on November 25 from Azya Matsumoto in Malaysia. The pale glow on the darkened part of the waning moon is called earthshine.

Chander Devgun in New Delhi, India contributed this wonderful shot of the moon and Jupiter on November 25. Notice Jupiter's moons!

Chander Devgun in New Delhi, India contributed this gorgeous shot of the moon and Jupiter on November 25. Notice Jupiter’s moons!

Abdulmajeed Alshatti in Kuwait wrote on November 25:

Abdulmajeed Alshatti in Kuwait wrote on November 25: “The waning crescent and Jupiter were visible with the unaided eye this morning just before sunrise.”

Miska Saarikko - Photography/Time-Lapse shared this photo on EarthSky's Facebook page. It's the moon on Jupiter on November 25, as seen from Sweden.

So peaceful! Miska Saarikko – Photography/Time-Lapse shared this photo on EarthSky’s Facebook page. It’s the moon on Jupiter on November 25, as seen from Sweden.

Moon and Jupiter at dawn amidst wildfire haze from the Tennessee/ North Carolina border, from Elizabeth Worthy Clark.

Moon and Jupiter at dawn amidst wildfire haze from the Tennessee/ North Carolina border, from Elizabeth Worthy Clark.

November 25 moon and Jupiter, seen from India by Neeraj Ladia.

November 25 moon and Jupiter, seen from India by Neeraj Ladia.

Moon and Jupiter over downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, via 505 VW BUS.

Moon and Jupiter over downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, via 505 VW BUS.

Deborah Byrd

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