This Photo Shows Jupiter’s Size in the Sky Compared to the Moon
Jupiter and the Moon were in conjunction this week, appearing close together in the night sky. The event led astrophotography enthusiast Rami Ammoun to create this composite photo showing the relative sizes of the two celestial objects in the sky as seen from Earth.
Jupiter was captured in a 1-minute video (at 4550mm, f/35, 1/200s, ISO 100). The best 1,200 frames were extracted and then 80% of them were stacked in AutoStakkert! The result was then sharpened and cleaned up in Photoshop.
Here’s a wider version of what he ended up with:
The faint dots you see next to Jupiter are its moons.
And if you’re wondering what the actual distance between Jupiter and the Moon was in the sky that night, here’s a different composite showing that:
You can find more of Ammoun’s work on his Instagram and in his fine art shop.