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See it! Moon and Jupiter this weekend

Thanks to our friends in the EarthSky community, who posted or submitted these wonderful photos of the moon and Jupiter!

If you had looked with your eye, you would have seen this on the night of June 11 ... very bright Jupiter near the moon.  Photo by Rima Biswas.

If you had looked with your eye, you would have seen Jupiter near the moon on the night of June 11, 2016. Photo by Rima Biswas.

EarthSky Facebook friend Nikolaos Pantazis in Athens, Greece caught the nearly first quarter moon on June 11, 2016.  The bright object near the moon is Jupiter.

Telescopes and telephotos lens show more detail. This photo of the moon and Jupiter is from EarthSky Facebook friend Nikolaos Pantazis in Athens, Greece on June 11, 2016.

Our friend Patrick Casaert at La Lune The Moon in Meaux, France, caught this shot of the moon and Jupiter on June 11.

Our friend Patrick Casaert at La Lune The Moon in Meaux, France, caught this shot of the moon and Jupiter on June 11.

Nearly first quarter moon with Jupiter and 4 Jovian satellites, June 11, 2016, Toronto, via our friend Lunar 101 - MoonBook.

The moon was nearly a first quarter moon on the evening of June 11. Here’s Jupiter with 4 Jovian satellites via our friend Lunar 101 – MoonBook in Toronto.

Dennis Anatassiou wrote:

Dennis Anatassiou wrote: “Moon with Jupiter in the upper right with its own moons … plus a ghost image of the moon (lens reflection).” Sometimes lens flares like this one make really nice photos!

Rajib Maji in India caught this photo of the moon and Jupiter on June 11.

Rajib Maji in India caught this photo of the moon and Jupiter on June 11.

Another photo showing what the eye would have seen on the night of June 11, from Suzanne Murphy in Wisconsin.

Another photo showing what the eye would have seen on the night of June 11, from Suzanne Murphy Photography in Wisconsin.

Robert Kelly caught the moon and Jupiter on June 11 over Las Vegas, Nevada.

Robert Kelly caught the moon and Jupiter on June 11 over Las Vegas, Nevada. He caught one of Jupiter’s moons, too!

Helio C. Vital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, caught the moon and Jupiter in daylight on June 11. He wrote:

Helio C. Vital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, caught the moon and Jupiter in daylight on June 11. He wrote: “I used my Sony Cyber-Shot HX300 on a tripod to take the photos. It can give nice photos even at zooms higher than 100x.”

Karthik Easvur in Pondicherry, India caught the moon and Jupiter on June 11, 2016.

Karthik Easvur in Pondicherry, India caught the moon and Jupiter on June 11.

Here are the moon and Jupiter on the night of June 10 ... plus a moondog, 22-degree halo and an upper tangent arc. From our friend Dee Hartin in Australia.

Here are the moon and Jupiter on the night of June 10 … plus a moondog, 22-degree halo and an upper tangent arc. From our friend Dee Hartin Photography in Australia.

Even on the night of June 9, 2016, Jupiter was the brightest object near the moon. Photo by Patricia Evans in Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Even on the night of June 9, 2016, Jupiter was the brightest object near the moon. Photo by Patricia Evans in Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Bottom line: Favorite photos from the EarthSky community of the moon and Jupiter on June 10 and 11, 2016. Thanks to all who posted or submitted!

Deborah Byrd

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