For September I captured images of the moon from 8th to 12th September 2022. The moon became a full moon on the 10th September and was known as the Harvest moon. The planet Jupiter was also visible in the night sky and was seen quite close to the moon. I first assumed that it was Venus. However, when I zoomed in to take a closer shot I noticed four small dots. These four small dots turned out to be four moons of Jupiter. This post has lovely shots of the moon and blurry shots of Jupiter and its moons. The shots are blurry because I did not use a tripod with the digital zoom over 200 times. My last posting on the moon was in March for the Worm Moon.
It was cloudy at night and during the day, with quite a lot of rain last week. Because of the brightness of the moon there was no issue about capturing perfect shots. The images were captured from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. every morning.
For the above images I used the digital zoom on the camera to capture close shots of the moon and Jupiter. Whilst capturing the close-up shots of Jupiter I noticed the four dots. This is when I knew that it could not be the planet Venus. Further investigations using a search engine provided data and images which matched my images. This is when I knew that it was Jupiter and four of its moons.
Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System. Eleven earths placed side by side indicate the width of Jupiter. The earth has one moon Jupiter has 79 moons.
Most of the images were captured on the 11th September which was the day after the full moon. The location of the moon in the sky and where it was setting allowed me to capture the moon with other items in the background,
The last image was captured on the 12th September with the moon and Jupiter showing in the sky. With all that is currently happening in the world and the United Kingdom you may miss the opportunity to capture other images. Always look for images of interest where you least expect it to be.