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Jupiter Will Be So Close in June You Can Spot Its Moons With Binoculars


Every month, NASA releases a bunch of skywatching tips for those you us who like to know when the best time to see certain planets is. And this June, Jupiter will be at its biggest and brightest in the night sky. According to NASA, you'll be able to see Jupiter pretty well with the naked eye for the entire month. 

"Jupiter is at its biggest and brightest this month, rising at dusk and remaining visible all night," the organisation notes. "The solar system's largest planet is a brilliant jewel to the naked eye."

But for those with a telescope, or even just a pair of binoculars, there's an extra treat this month. You'll be able to see Jupiter's four largest moons with just a pair of binoculars. And you might even be able to spot a hint of the banded clouds that encircle the planet.