We’re About To Get A “BRILLIANT” View Of Jupiter

Jun 6, 2019


Jupiter will be at its “biggest and brightest” this June, offering a fantastic chance to see the largest planet in the solar system.

According to NASA, the planet will rise at dusk and remain visible all night.

“[Jupiter] is a brilliant jewel to the naked eye, but looks fantastic through binoculars or a small telescope, which will allow you to spot the four largest moons, and maybe even glimpse a hint of the banded clouds that encircle the planet…

“In mid-June, Mars and Mercury appear ultra-close together immediately after sunset for two days, on June 17th and 18th (sky chart). You'll need a pretty clear view of the western horizon to catch them, as the pair will be only a few degrees above it (and the farther north you are, the lower they'll be). But it should be spectacular if you can manage it.”