Prepare for an excellent view of Jupiter as the gas giant nears earth

Jupiter’s opposition happens about once every 13 months, but its close approach to Earth at the same time is truly rare. Viewers will be able to spot details on the planet using a good pair of binoculars or even better, a telescope. The rare event will happen a few days before and after Monday, September 26, 2022. At their furthest points, Earth and Jupiter are 600 million miles apart. At the furthest point, they will be about 367 million miles away from Earth.

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