How to see Jupiter and his moons Monday, June 10, 2019



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COLORADO, USA – We'll have a wonderful view of Jupiter Monday night, here's how to see it!

Jupiter is already the largest planet in the solar system (did you know that 1,300 lands can hold inside?) But Monday night, the result will be even bigger.

Every 13 months, the Sun, the Earth and Jupiter align perfectly. This is the opposition of Jupiter.

As the sun sets west on Monday night, Jupiter will rise to the east.

To find Jupiter, look to the east while the sun goes down. It will be the brightest object in the sky and unlike the stars, it will not shine.

If you have binoculars, you may be able to see two of his moons! If you have a telescope, you may be able to see this big red spot (it's the storm that has lasted for over 150 years!)

The best time to watch will be around 21:30, but Jupiter will be visible from sunset to sunrise.

Monday night is the official opposition, but Jupiter will be seen in the next two weeks.

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