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Jupiter from 588 million kilometers

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 11 December 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I interrupt my Foggy Venice series to post this photo. I got up at 4:45 in the morning today to take this image of the planet, Jupiter. It was taken through a telescope on the patio of my house in Saudi Arabia. It shows one of Jupiter's moons, possibly Io, at the 3 o'clock position. The Great Red Spot on Jupiter, a storm that has been raging for hundreds of years, is clearly visible on the planet. Jupiter is 588 million kilometers away at its closest point.