Jupiter And It’s 4 Moons Will Soon Be Visible With Just Binoculars

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.

Photo Credit: Mile High Astronomy via NASA on Twitter

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan