I'm working in Italy for the summer (no, seriously) and at the weekend I visited Venezia (Venice) the city famous for being built in the middle of a lagoon. While walking through Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) on Saturday night, I spotted Jupiter shining brightly in the southern sky. I managed to get an image of Jupiter appearing next to one of the columns where St Mark's Square meets the Grand Canal. It somehow seemed appropriate to observe Jupiter in the city where Galileo first used a telescope to discover its Moons.
Jupiter seen next to one of the columns at the edge of Piazza San Marco CREDIT: Stuart