Moon passing in front of Jupiter

Moon passing in front of Jupiter

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Credit: DR JUERG ALEAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moon passing in front of Jupiter. View of the occultation of Jupiter (small, bright, upper centre) by the Moon (large, lower centre). In astronomy, an occultation is an event that occurs when one celestial object is hidden by another that passes between it and the observer. Here the Moon is occulting Jupiter.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, celestial, crescent, jupiter, lunar, moon, nature, night sky, occultation, occulting, planet, planetary science, space

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