Jupiter and FOUR of its moons will shine in the night sky all month long

Jupiter and FOUR of its moons will shine in the night sky all month long as planet reaches its closest point to Earth Jupiter will reach a point known as opposition on June 10, bringing best view But, it will be visible in the sky along with its largest moons before and after NASA says Jupiter will be clear without a telescope, and better with binoculars 

By Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:41 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 22:46 BST, 5 June 2019

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The largest planet in the solar system will be close enough to see without a telescope this month, NASA says.

And, with a pair of binoculars, you may also be able to see a few of its moons. 

According to the space agency, Jupiter will shine brightly in the night sky all throughout the month of June, with the best views likely to occur on June 10, when it reaches a point known as opposition.

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Jupiter can be seen sitting beneath the moon over the mountains of Utah in the image above. Jupiter will shine brightly in the night sky all throughout the month of June

Jupiter can be seen sitting beneath the moon over the mountains of Utah in the image above. Jupiter will shine brightly in the night sky all throughout the month of June 

Opposition means Jupiter will be aligned with Earth and the sun such that Earth sits right in the middle of the two.

‘It's the best time of the year to see Jupiter, as the planet is visible in the sky all night, and it's around the time when Jupiter is closest to Earth,’ NASA says.

But even if you can’t catch a glimpse on the 10th, the days before and after will make for good viewing, too.

Jupiter and its four largest moons – Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto – will all be clear using nothing more than binoculars.

‘Jupiter is at its biggest and brightest this month, rising at dusk and remaining visible all night,’ NASA says.

This month is 'the best time of the year to see Jupiter, as the planet is visible in the sky all night, and it's around the time when Jupiter is closest to Earth,’ NASA says

This month is 'the best time of the year to see Jupiter, as the planet is visible in the sky all night, and it's around the time when Jupiter is closest to Earth,’ NASA says

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