Jupiter and its four largest moons will be visible with just a pair of binoculars this month. In June, the solar system’s largest planet is as close as it gets to earth, offering both trained observers and novice star gazers a sightseeing treat. “Jupiter is at its biggest and brightest this month, rising at dusk and remaining visible all night,” explained NASA in a June 3 tweet. “The solar system’s largest planet is a brilliant jewel to the naked eye. But it 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,” the tweet added.
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What's up in the June night skies? Find out how you can see Jupiter at its biggest and brightest, while Mercury and Mars appear ultra-close + how you can observe the Moon's tilted orbit. Watch & find out more: https://t.co/n6EfYEMrW8 pic.twitter.com/QIR0rklCIX
— NASA (@NASA) June 3, 2019
Approaching #Jupiter! Tomorrow I’ll make my next close pass over the planet’s cloud tops. Closest approach is on May 29 at 1:44am Pacific, Earth Received Time. Follow along with @NASA_Eyes: https://t.co/kwYlvsh0i0 pic.twitter.com/18W6eKG4zD
— NASA's Juno Mission (@NASAJuno) May 29, 2019
— NASA's Juno Mission (@NASAJuno) May 31, 2019