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Moon & Jupiter
updated: Jan 22, 2013, 8:42 AM

By Charles Brewster

This is the best I could get. Did anyone else try? I would love to see what others recorded.

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 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 08:54 AM

For some reason I pictured Jupiter being bigger than the moon..


 COMMENT 366045P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 09:13 AM

Because, RD, it is.

Jupiter is 11 times as large as our earth, and the earth is 3x the size of its moon. But as people thought the sun rose and set while we were stationary, so the appearance of Jupiter, a bright dot next to the moon does not show its true size. Seeing may be believing but it's not necessarily truth as inaccurate eye witness testimony often reveals. :)


 COMMENT 366060 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 09:55 AM

It's perception...the way we are layed out from each other. Jupiter is so far, she looks like a itty bitty rock. But put her next to us, and she's a beast!


 COMMENT 366064 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 10:03 AM

I saw it but didn't get a picture.


 COMMENT 366070 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 10:07 AM

Hmmm..... 8045, 6060.... I believe RD was making jest.


 COMMENT 366095 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 10:59 AM

Fantastic image...saw it too last night and wondered if that was Jupiter.


 COMMENT 366261 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 03:55 PM

Do you guys think we'll ever pilot spaceships around our galaxy like we do planes in the sky?



 MACPUZL agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 10:00 PM

Nice shot.

11 times is the diameter difference. In volume, about 1300 Earths would fit inside Jupiter, squished out of round for better packing.


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