Jupiter will be visible with the naked eye next week

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Image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere captures by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill)

On June 12, you will not need a telescope to see Jupiter, only your eyes. This is because on that day, the gas giant and the Earth will be at their closest point during their orbits around the sun.

People should be able to see the largest planet in the solar system, even if they live in the city, where the lights of the city can obstruct the view of celestial objects. People who have a pair of binoculars will even be able to distinguish several of Jupiter’s moons.
And with a small telescope, people can distinguish clouds with bands from the largest planet. The giant red dot of Jupiter, but shrinking, will also be visible if people can get a stronger telescope.

Jupiter will be 641 million kilometers from Earth.

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is currently orbiting the gas giant and has been sending amazing photographs to Earth.

Then, if it was not enough to see Jupiter, on June 17 and 18, you will see Mars and Mercury appear next to each other during the sunsets.

You can see this better if you have an unobstructed view of the western horizon.

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