The planet Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the sky, after the Sun, the Moon and Venus. Even a small telescope reveals the famous “moons” first seen by Galileo. Jupiter is almost always visible in the morning or evening sky.
On the evening of Thursday, May 21, the waxing crescent Moon will pass the blazingly bright planet Venus. Look to the western sky after sunset to see this pair glittering in the twilight. Keep your eye on the Moon for the next couple of nights, as it will pass the very bright planet Jupiter on the evening of Saturday,… Continue reading
Most people are unaware that the planets Venus and Jupiter are the brightest objects in the sky after the Sun and Moon, and brighter than any stars in the sky. Every so often, these bright planets line up in the evening sky, making a beautiful sight. However, on July 1, 2015, there will be a very close conjunction of these… Continue reading
The planet Jupiter is the very bright “star” near the Full Moon tonight, February 3. After nightfall tonight, be sure to go outside and take a look! (FYI, the Moon passes Jupiter every other month of the year, but only when Jupiter is near opposition does the FULL MOON pass Jupiter. At this time, both the Moon and Jupiter… Continue reading