Jupiter Will Be So Close You Can See Its Moons With Binoculars
A rare spacey sight in the night sky is coming up this week, and all you need is a pair of binoculars.
Jupiter is making its closest approach to earth this month. Immediately after sunset June 17 and 18 the largest planet in our solar system will be appear very bright to the naked eye. It remains visible throughout the night.
NASA says with a pair of binoculars stargazers can see the planets four largest moons. With a small telescope you may even catch a glimpse of the famous Giant Red Spot and its banded clouds.
Another skywatching opportunity is happening this month. The Penobscot Narrows Observatory will be open late for a moon viewing event.