Astrophotographer Lisa Smith sent in her photo of Jupiter occulting the moon in New Jersey, taken Jan. 22, 2013.
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Moon and Jupiter Over Illinois
Credit: Daniel Boe/Fireshot Photography
Astrophotographer Daniel Boe captured the moon and Jupiter together over Joliet, IL, on Jan. 21, 2013.
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Luna and Jupiter Seen in San Diego, CA
Credit: Jeanie Anderson
Jeanie Anderson sent us her photo of the moon and Jupiter taken in San Diego, CA, on Jan. 21, 2013.
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The Moon and Jupiter Over Oregon
Credit: Debbie Tegtmeier
Night sky watcher Debbie Tegtmeier caught the moon and Jupiter in Reedsport, Oregon, Jan. 22, 2013.
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Moon and Jupiter Over Raleigh, NC
Credit: Robert Thornburg
Astrophotographer Robert Thornburg sent in his photo of the moon and Jupiter taken in Raleigh, NC, on Jan. 21, 2013.
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