14 August 2022

Night Sky: Earth's Moon & Jupiter

14 August 2022, 2:10 AM EDT Moon & Jupiter

 Fascinating

Jupiter, 5th planet from the sun, has an orbit that takes 11.86 years (Wikipedia).
Grasping what that means, if Earth's year was 12 years, then summer would last 4 years instead of 4 months (if my math is correct). 
Earth is good.

12 comments:

William Kendall said...

A beautiful pairing.

Jeanie said...

What a beauty! Happy week!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Interesting to contemplate! Much as I love summer I don't think I would want it to last quite that long.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Hello Wiiliam, Jranie and Maryanne

By chance the sky was clear last night. If you have a chance, then take a look tonight. They sre probably still there. :)

kathyinozarks said...

oh wow cool that you could view this. the moon rose in the middle of tree limbs this weekend so we couldn't see it well thanks for sharing

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Kathy,
Opening the door, the view is better, but using a phone, getting them both in the frame is a challenge for a close up.

Lowcarb team member said...

Fabulous to see.

All the best Jan

kathyinozarks said...

You did good-hugs

Marie Smith said...

There’s a part of me which would like the light of summer to last that long!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Thank you, Kathy
Hugs!

Marie,
Summer year round is Hawaii.
Island living on warm
:)
The northern Atlantic seacoast, in my heart is one of the best places on Earth.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Jan,
Thank you. The sky was clear last night as well. Jupiter was closer to the Moon. I forget what time it was.

Becki said...

Fascinating. :)