Tonight... Jupiter is at its closest point to Earth in 59 years

طقس العرب GO 2022-09-26 2022-09-26T13:52:33Z
رنا السيلاوي
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Tonight... Jupiter is at its closest point to Earth in 59 years

Weather of Arabia - Tonight, Jupiter will be at its closest point to Earth for the first time in 59 years, which will make it appear brighter and larger in the sky, and all night long in the sky will remain sparkling, and this is a great opportunity for astronomers to discover it closely.

Jupiter will rise tonight in the east while the sun sets in the west, which means that the planet will appear opposite the sun and the planet’s approach to Earth rarely coincides with its meeting with the sun (Opposition), and according to the American space agency “NASA” if the two events coincide, which will not be repeated again until the year 2139. It will make it appear brighter and bigger in the sky.

Jupiter can be seen with the naked eye on the eastern horizon after sunset and the beginning of the night, and it will be unusually bright and large in the sky if the sky is clear, and in addition to the absence of the moon, Jupiter will be one of the brightest celestial bodies in the night sky today.

It is worth noting that Jupiter is a gas giant, the largest planet in the solar system, and about 1,300 times larger than Earth. Jupiter has about 64 moons, and Jupiter's day is estimated at only 9 hours and 51 minutes, and the length of Jupiter's year is 12 Earth years.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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