The photo above is from October 7th, Sunday 11:30 PM IST, Jupiter with the waning gibbous moon. As seen from Earth, the moon looks much larger than Jupiter. But Jupiter is actually much bigger than our moon. The moon only appears bigger, because it’s so much closer to us. That evening, the moon is about 1/372 of an Astronomical Unit away, with one Astronomical Unit is the distance between the Sun and Earth. Meanwhile, Jupiter resides about 4.5 astronomical units from Earth. That places Jupiter well over 1,600 times farther away than moon. I used Canon EOS 5D Mark III fitted with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM and Canon EF 1.4x III Extender. It was handheld at f/6.3 with shutter speed 1/200th and ISO 100.
EXIF info – Aperture : ƒ/6.3 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark III | Taken : 7 October, 2012 | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 420mm | ISO : 100 | Shutter speed : 1/200s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.