On July 15 2012, I observed a spectacular occultation of Jupiter by the Moon. A few minutes before the occultation started, I photographed a very close conjunction between the Moon and the Jovian System. The dots visible to Jupiter’s right and left are for of its satellites. They are called The Galilean Satellites.

Date and place: July 15 2012; Fundulea, Romania

Camera: Canon EOS 5D

Telescope: Celestron C9.25

Exposure: 15s

Aperture: 10

ISO: 100