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Earth set to make its closest approach to Jupiter since 1963 on Monday – Brospar Daily News

Astronomy fans will be in for a treat, as a special event kicks off Monday night.

That’s when Jupiter will come closest to Earth since 1963, NASA said.

According to the space agency, the largest planet in the solar system is about 367 million miles away from Earth, while its farthest distance is about 600 million miles.

NASA said the gas planet would appear larger and brighter because of its opposition, meaning it would appear directly opposite the sun in the sky when viewed from Earth.

NASA research astrophysicist Adam Kobelski said in a blog post: “With good binoculars, the strip (at least the central band) and three to four Galilean satellites (satellites) should be Visible.” “It’s important to remember that Galileo observed these satellites with 17th century optics. One of the key needs is to provide a stable mount for whatever system you use.”

The best place to watch this unique event would be high up in a dark, dry area, Kobelski said.

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