How to see Jupiter this Tuesday


This Tuesday Jupiter will appear to be the brightest. This will happen when the planet seems precisely opposite of Sun. Jupiter will be seen in the eastern sky a few hours after sunset. After that, the planet will be visible the whole night. If the weather is conducive enough then you will find this planet as shining brightly. You will also be able to see the planet with the naked eye. Moreover, if you have a small telescope, you will be able to see cloud bands within the Jupiter’s atmosphere including its four largest moons. The names of the moons are Ganymede, Callisto, Europa, and lo. The moons will be appearing as tiny, bright dots that keep on changing the position after every few hours or days.

The technical word at which the Jupiter will be positioned will be “opposition” which will take place when these two planetary bodies will be positioned opposite to each other in the sky as seen from the Earth. As per scientific terms, a planet