That is a gorgeous photo.
If you look carefully you will notice that the moons and Jupiter are almost fully lit, so the Sun is almost directly behind the camera. So, the fact that the shadow is so far to the right of Ganymede shows that Ganymede is pretty far in the foreground. Without that hint, you might think that Ganymede is very close to Jupiter and that the sunlight is coming more from the left.
Originally shared by Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD)
Image Credit & Copyright: Damian Peach, Chilescope
Approaching opposition early next month, Jupiter is offering some of its best telescopic views from planet Earth. On March 17, this impressively sharp image of the solar system’s ruling gas giant was taken from a remote observatory in Chile. Bounded by planet girdling winds, familiar dark belts and light zones span the giant planet spotted with rotating oval storms. The solar system’s largest moon Ganymede is above and left in the frame, its shadow seen in transit across the northern Jovian cloud tops. Ganymede itself is seen in remarkable detail along with bright surface features on fellow Galilean moon Io, right of Jupiter’s looming disk.
This is. Jupiter. I hope you can
See I’m very new at this and if I bug you just tell me. Beautiful photograph
Yeah. I bet that’s an option
Please explain to me how having the sun behind an object lights it up rather than in front shining on it. If I shine a flash light from behind a person and from the perspective of another person looking at the object shone on, there should be a silhouette, no?
Saigo Takamori Behind the camera, I said, not behind the object. The Sun, the Earth, Ganymede and Jupiter are all roughly lined up (not exactly lined up though, or the shadow would be behind Ganymede instead of offset a bit)
Am new to it
Dust help make the different colors of the planet, according to reseacher.
Po polsku dziękuję!
Błąd moje nazwisko Tomasiński
I also commend it as well
Very interesting and useful
Sep 22/23rd 2017 once in our life time event ” make sure to look up with eyes that see and discern… p.s this is a really pretty Painting ☺
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