Published: Sat, June 08, 2019
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Attention Stargazers: Best Day Of Year To See Jupiter Is Monday

Attention Stargazers: Best Day Of Year To See Jupiter Is Monday

Space lovers will need to find their binoculars on Monday as we will have a closer view of the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. "It's the best time of the year to see Jupiter, as the planet is visible in the sky all night, and it's around the time when Jupiter is closest to Earth".

NASA announced that Jupiter will appear in the sky on June 10.

Nasa has said that during peak time on a clear night, you should be able to see Jupiter's four biggest moons just with a pair of binoculars. With a small telescope you may even catch a glimpse of the famous Giant Red Spot and its banded clouds.

This view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by Juno as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet, February 12, 2019.


Although those living in the southern hemisphere will have the best views of Jupiter, people all over the world will be able to enjoy the planet sighting.

Dr. Robert Massey, deputy executive director at Britain's Royal Astronomical Society, offered some advice on what to look out for. You can also see its four moons! Astronomers Accidentally Discover 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter; The Biggest Planet Now Has a Total of 79 Satellites!

Aside from the Sun, Jupiter is the largest celestial body in our solar system.

This undated artist's rendering shows NASA's Juno spacecraft making one of its close passes over Jupiter. The spacecraft was launched so scientists could study Jupiter's composition and evolution, and is now orbiting the planet.

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