May 31. 2019

Jupiter at Opposition

In the pleasant, almost summerlike weather of June 10th, we will be able to watch Jupiter at opposition to the Sun. This remarkable phenomenon occurs when Jupiter and our parent star are at opposite positions to Earth. Thanks to this, we have the most suitable conditions for observing Jupiter because it will be visible to us practically all night.

We should definitely not miss this opportunity to see the largest planet in our solar system in the closest proximity to Earth as it will seem much bigger and brighter than usual. Because of this, it will present itself in its full glory and we will be able to see it in the night sky without using a telescope. However, if you have the necessary equipment, you will be able to see its Galilean moons - Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

 

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