Amazing Night Sky Photos: Jupiter, Venus and the Moon (July 2012)

Jupiter, Venus and Aldebaran over Michigan

Dale Mayotte

Astrophotographer Dale Mayotte took this photo of Jupiter, Venus and Aldebaran in Clinton Township, MI, on July 12, 2012. Mayotte writes: "I wanted to get some pics of the morning star! This was the first time this summer I've gotten to see the trio of Venus, Jupiter, and Alderbaran and they did not disappoint."

Jupiter, Venus and Moon over Georgia

James L. Brown, Jr.

Night sky photographer James L. Brown, Jr., sent this view of Jupiter, Venus and moon over Carter's Lake, Georgia, July 15, 2012.

Jupiter Occultation of July 15, 2012 Seen in Macedonia

Stojan Stojanovski/Igor Nastoski

Stojan Stojanovski and Igor Nastoski captured the occultation of Jupiter on July 15, 2012, from Ohrid, Macedonia.

Jupiter Occultation of July 15, 2012 Seen in Macedonia

Stojan Stojanovski/Igor Nastoski

Stojan Stojanovski and Igor Nastoski captured the occultation of Jupiter on July 15, 2012, from Ohrid, Macedonia.

Jupiter Occultation of July 15, 2012 Seen in Macedonia

Stojan Stojanovski/Igor Nastoski

Stojan Stojanovski and Igor Nastoski captured the occultation of Jupiter on July 15, 2012, from Ohrid, Macedonia.

Jupiter Occultation of July 15, 2012 Seen in Macedonia

Stojan Stojanovski/Igor Nastoski

Stojan Stojanovski and Igor Nastoski captured the occultation of Jupiter on July 15, 2012, from Ohrid, Macedonia.

Jupiter Occultation of July 15, 2012 Seen in Macedonia

Stojan Stojanovski/Igor Nastoski

Stojan Stojanovski and Igor Nastoski captured the occultation of Jupiter on July 15, 2012, from Ohrid, Macedonia.

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