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By Jove!

Updated: Apr 16, 2019


Come see Jupiter at its closest for free this weekend at our trial tour launch! Booking at https://www.astrotours.org/book-online is required.


You will be able to see this alignment with your own eyes tomorrow at sunset (8:02PM). After you watch the sunset, turn your back to where you just saw the sunset. You should see a bright 'star' rising on the eastern horizon, opposite of where the sun set. This 'star' is actually the planet Jupiter reflecting the light of the sun back at you.


Looking at Jupiter with a good pair of binoculars allows you to see the 4 Galilean moons as bright dots lined up with Jupiter.


As Greg Quicke's Astro Tours says "opposition just means we're passing on the inside lane" so tomorrow we will be passing Jupiter on the inside lane!

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