Moon and Jupiter Shine Among Trees in Stunning Photo
VegaStar Carpentier took this photo of the moon and Jupiter on March 17, 2013, near Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France. Carpentier used a Canon EOS1000D, F/5.6, and exposure time of five seconds with an ISO 400, 119mm to capture this image.
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The moon and Jupiter are framed beautifully between the branches of a tree in this delightful night sky photo.

VegaStar Carpentier took this photo on March 17 near Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France. Carpentier used a Canon EOS1000D, F/5.6, with exposure time of five seconds, an ISO at 400 and 119mm to capture this image.

Jupiter is one of the brightest objects in the night sky and can be easily spotted through a telescope. Carpentier caught this photo just as the first quarter moon was approaching Jupiter. 

Since November of last year, the two celestial objects have been spotted in a series of conjunctions. In February, the moon made its closest approach to Jupiter on Feb. 18 for those in North America.

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