Jupiter is now at its closest to Earth since 1963
and it won't be this close for another 107 years
It will be the brightest object in the sky tonight
Heads up, that’s no moon, it’s Jupiter! Today the solar system’s largest planet Jupiter
so bright, its peering right through the clouds! You can even see three of the Galilean moons !
Today is #Jupiter's closest approach to Earth since 1963! 📷:Infrared photo of Jupiter recently captured
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Jupiter will appear brighter and bigger in the sky, making the event a great opportunity to catch a glimpse, NASA said.
The gaseous planet will rise around sunset and look pearly white to the naked eye, said Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy at Rice University in Houston.