Jupiter Shines Bright



On Sunday, January 5th, Jupiter will be shining bright all night. The planet will be in opposition, meaning it is directly opposite of the Sun. This event happens once a year (every 13 months) and this year Jupiter will be visible in the constellation Gemini.

The opposite of an opposition (lots of opposites!) is a conjunction. That is when the Sun is directly between the Earth and Jupiter. In a conjunction, Jupiter can’t be viewed since it is behind the sun in relation to Earth.

Anyway, grab your telescopes tomorrow night to witness bright and beautiful Jupiter on this annual event!

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Hoping everyone here in the east coast is braving the cold weather!!!


saturn_position_eThis is a visual representation of an opposition and a conjunction.

oppJupiter’s planned location in the constellation, Gemini.