Are Jupiter's moons visible this month?

Eloise Marshall
June 14, 2019

Jupiter and four of its moons - Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto - will all be clearly visible through binoculars. Apparent magnitude is the scale of brightness as referenced to Vega, with Vega being a magnitude of 0. This means Jupiter is fairly close to Earth and you can spot it lurking in the sky all night long.

When it's good to catch to take a look at the photograph voltaic blueprint's most attention-grabbing planet, the following few nights are the correct nights of the year to form it. Last year, NASA finally received stunning images of the giant planet after deploying the spacecraft Juno in 2011.

This striking view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet on February 12, 2019.

U.S. space agency NASA's Juno spacecraft last week captured a stunning image of Jupiter, complete with an "intensely dark vortex" swirling across the planet's volatile surface.

From Mysuru, Jupiter will be perceptible between 19:46 to 05:29 or evening 7:46 pm to morning 5:29 am.

According to Sumit Shrivastav, a scientist of Indira Gandhi Nakshatra Shastra, distance of Earth from Jupiter Planet to 640.91 million km.

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The next Jupiter opposition occurs on the night of July 14-15, 2020. This iconic spot has been shrinking over the past several decades and now spans about 1.3 Earths, but is remains colourful and easy to see at 100x magnification and higher in good seeing.

Though the gas giant starts to rise at dusk, it will likely be at its most visible around 11.30 p.m. for observers looking low in the southeast sky.

Still, the skies will be clear tonight in Anchorage so look south.

Slightly below Jupiter in the same direction, Saturn can be seen as white dot. Its iconic Great Red Spot is a massive storm that has been going on for hundreds of years, and is even bigger than the Earth. So Jupiter is also known as the Age Star.

Absolutely no telescope is required to enjoy the pulchritude of Jupiter. The planet is set to slowly rise overnight, eventually setting toward the southwest just before daybreak. Never forget to witness Jupiter on June 10 and do enjoy the grandeur and magnanimity of sky-watching.

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