Biggest moon of solar system to be visible from Earth today

Written on the stars Jupiter at its closest point to Earth on Tuesday and all its moons can be spotted with binoculars

Jupiter - our solar system's largest planet - will be at its closest point to Earth on Monday, June 10, according to NASA.

NASA has been studying Jupiter up close for the past three years since its Juno spacecraft arrived at the massive planet.

Jupiter was visible in the morning sky from the first week of January just before sunrise in the constellation "Sagittarius" in which it remains nearly throughout the year.

As an added treat, stargazers can catch four of Jupiter's brightest moons armed with only a pair of binoculars.

Even people from the general telescope or binoculars can see the Jupiter Planet and its four galilean moons Io, Europa, Callisto and Ganymede.

If you look up at the night sky this week, you may notice what seems like a bright star shining in the distance. Although the precise moment of opposition will take place at 6 p.m.

Though the gas giant starts to rise at dusk, it will likely be at its most visible around 11.30 p.m. for observers looking low in the southeast sky.

He said: "Unlike stars, it won't twinkle". "Even when it's low down, it will look pretty steady, and that will make it stand out". This iconic spot has been shrinking over the past several decades and now spans about 1.3 Earths, but is remains colourful and easy to see at 100x magnification and higher in good seeing.

Later in the evening, Jupiter will climb higher in the sky and may give you an even better view.

As for the next truly notable astronomical event in Toledo, you'll only have to wait until April 2024 for the Glass City - and much of OH - to experience near-total darkness during that solar eclipse.

The great thing about going out to view Jupiter is that it is easy to spot, weather permitting.

Between June 14 and 19, Jupiter will be at the center of another celestial event. This will invent it more straightforward to ogle Jupiter's moons, that are very faint compared to the planet. This phenomenon brings Jupiter closest to the Earth and it can be seen lurking in the sky even with the naked eye.

On Monday night, Jupiter will attain opposition, which manner this may per chance be at once reverse the sun and roughly 640,962,549 kilometres from Earth.