This Month See Jupiter And Its Largest Moon With Binoculars

Pablo Tucker
June 9, 2019

This whole month gives up excellent viewing opportunities. One can see Jupiter and three of its largest moons over the Wasatch Mountains.

Casual sky-watchers interested in getting a nice look at Jupiter have pretty simple advice to follow this month: Go outside at night and look up.

It is also around the time when Jupiter is closest to the Earth, so it will be at its biggest and brightest this month.


The Jupiter opposition will take place on Monday.

NASA has announced for all space fans to be on watch because Jupiter, the gas giant, will be seen with binoculars when the planet is near opposition. Why is that? Because with these objects, you can see the four largest Moons of Jupiter and maybe the banded clouds that are circling the planet. That means Earth will be directly between Jupiter and the Sun.

Also, from June 14 to 19, the moon will line up with Jupiter and Saturn in the sky.


"In steadily-held 10× binoculars you can pretend you're Galileo and rediscover its four brightest moons ..."

With a more powerful telescope, stargazers may be able to see Jupiter's red bands of clouds and perhaps even the well-known "great red spot", a giant storm that has been swirling on the planet for hundreds of years.

Looking at Jupiter through the eyepiece of a telescope will also reveal more details about the solar system's largest planet.


If seeing Jupiter gets one excited about sky watching, there are also other events that people can get excited for this month.

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