Jupiter and its 4 moons will soon be visible with just binoculars

Jupiter and its 4 moons will soon be visible with just binoculars

We're About To Get A “BRILLIANT” View Of Jupiter

While Jupiter is in a prime position right now, skygazers are often able to see its biggest moons with binoculars at other times of the year, too.

"The solar system's largest planet is a brilliant jewel to the naked eye but looks fantastic through binoculars or a small telescope, which will allow you to spot the four largest moons", Nasa posted on its website.

That's because Jupiter is passing closer to the Earth than usual in June, and will be visible in the night sky from dusk until dawn.

So grab some blankets, a pair of binoculars or a telescope and gaze into the darkness this month for some out of this world views! According to Earthsky, Jupiter and Earth will be in opposition - which is the point when both planets are aligned with the sun - on June 10.

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Advice: Robert Massey, the deputy executive director at Britain's Royal Astronomical Society, told CNN about the best ways to see Jupiter. "You'll need a good clear southern horizon to see it". Rose-Coloured Jupiter: NASA's Juno Spacecraft Captures Stunning Picture of Massive Storm on Largest Planet.

Aside from the Sun, Jupiter is the largest celestial body in our solar system.

Those with binoculars would be able to see the shape of the planet and its four brightest moons - those discovered by Galileo, he noted - while a telescope would afford more detail.

However, for those who want an even closer look at the planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft is now orbiting Jupiter and has captured stunning footage.

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