Jupiter Nears

Look to the sky tonight, and see our solar system’s largest planet at its closest position to Earth since 1951. Jupiter will draw to within 368 million miles of our planet beginning tonight.

This closeness will make Jupiter the brightest object in the sky (aside from our moon) the rest of September. Each night, Jupiter will rise in the east at sunset and set in the west at sunrise. On Sept. 22, a full moon will hang just above Jupiter, which should make for a beautiful sight.

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