See Jupiter At Its Biggest and Brightest This Month

June 7, 2019

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Summer nights are perfect for stargazing! Being the “night owl” that I am, I like to keep up with what’s happening in the night sky and share what I learn with you. There’s something special about gazing at the night sky on a summer night. I can remember my father teaching me about the stars, constellations and planets when I was a child. I still feel that wonder on a clear night. 

According to NASA’s website, Jupiter will be up all night during the month of June. It’s at its biggest and brightest this month too - rising at dusk and remaining visible all night long. Jupiter is the solar system's largest planet. It’s easy to spot on a clear night as it shines like a brilliant diamond. It looks even better when viewed through binoculars or a small telescope. On a good night, you’ll be able to see Jupiter’s four largest moons and perhaps catch a glimpse of the banded clouds that encircle the planet. (weather permitting, of course)