Moon, Jupiter, Aldebaran

Taken at 2012-09-08 at 1:54 CET. (+2 from UT) f/11, 1/8" ISO1600. 105mm with a Nikon D90. Click for the full size.

The Moon, Jupiter and Aldebaran were in each vicinity the last few days. Today the Moon is moving further East and disappearing from the picture. Click on the picture to get a larger version with some explanation. Jupiter is left, Aldebaran is right. Moon is …. you know.

Taken at 2012-09-08 at 1:54 CET. (+2 from UT) f/11, 1/8″ ISO1600. 105mm with a Nikon D90. Click for the full size.

The Moon is at a distance of 401,000 kilometers from Earth. Jupiter at 738,000,000 kilometers, almost 1850 times as far away. Aldebaran holds the record in this picture. It’s at a distance of 616,000,000,000,000 kilometers away, about 1.5 billion times farther in the distance than the Moon.

While the light of the Moon in this picture is about 1.3 seconds old, the light from Jupiter is 41 minutes old. And Aldebaran’s light is 65 years and 40 days old. 13.5 years older than I am. An impossible picture, come to think of it.

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