December 8, 2022

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Full Moon and Jupiter side by side in the sky: 'Not until 2129 again'

Full Moon and Jupiter side by side in the sky: ‘Not until 2129 again’

Moon with Jupiter at top right. Photo: Joris Van Tuel

Anyone still awake at the time this article was published should take a look at the night sky. Almost full moon and Jupiter are close to each other.

This is special. In fact, we will never experience this again in our lifetime. Only in the year 2129 will the two celestial lights be so close to each other again. I got a lot of reactions on social media. For example, Elaine writes: “Wonderful! I thought the moon was hanging by a nail, but now it turns out to be Jupiter!” Rudy writes: “The moon and Jupiter were captured in one picture. Next time will be in the year 2129 and I’m afraid I will never see her again.”

Jupiter has been in the news a lot lately. Two weeks ago, the gas planet was closer to Earth than at any time since 1951, making the gas giant appear even larger. Using binoculars, it was possible to see some of the 79 moons or cloud bundles on the planet.