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How to view Jupiter and its moons Monday, June 10, 2019



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COLORADO, USA – We'll have a great view of Jupiter on Monday night, see how you see it!

Jupiter is already the largest planet in the solar system (did you know that 1,300 Earths can fit inside it?) But on Monday night, it will look even bigger.

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

Just as the sun sets in the west on Monday night, Jupiter will rise in the east.

To find Jupiter, look east as the sun goes down. It will be the brightest object in the sky and, unlike the stars, will not blink.

If you have binoculars, you can see some moons! If you have a telescope, you can see this Great Red Spot (this is the storm that's been going on for over 150 years!)

The best time for the viewing will be around 9:30 at night, but Jupiter will be visible from sunset to sunrise.

Monday night is the official opposition, but we will have a great display of Jupiter in the next two weeks.

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