As I mentioned in my last blog post, the first full moon of spring 2017 celebrated the change of seasons by pairing up with our solar system's largest neighbor, Jupiter, after it rose in the eastern sky.
Tonight I was able to get a really good shot of the full moon with Jupiter moving farther away. Luna was in turn joined by Spica, the brightest star of the constellation Virgo, and the 16th brightest star in the night sky.
Jupiter will remain in the vicinity of Spica for much of 2017.
Once again I hope you enjoyed my planetary photography and, as always, keep looking to the skies.