Jupiter is now closest to Earth!

Yes.. In a few days we will be able to see Jupiter, our giant planet, closer and brighter than it has been in the last 70 years.

Directly opposite to the Sun..that is, Jupiter rises in the east when the sun sets in the west, overhead at midnight, and Jupiter sets in the west when the sun rises in the morning in the east. In short, Jupiter can be seen throughout the night. That too with the brightest.

Jupiter cannot be seen this close every year because the orbits of the Earth and Jupiter are not exactly circular.

On September 26
Jupiter will come closest. Then the distance to Jupiter will be only 600 million km.

To see:
East rises at sunset.
It can be seen overhead at 12pm and in the west in the morning.

Venus is bright in the east in the morning, while Mars is slightly red overhead.

They are visible to the naked eye as one star.

Or through slightly larger binoculars. If you look through a telescope, you can see all the 4 moons of Jupiter

For the next two to three days, Jupiter will be at its closest distance to Earth in 70 years.

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