You Might Be Able to Clearly See Jupiter From The Hudson Valley

Jupiter and its four largest moons

Jupiter and its four largest moons

Lucky viewers might also "glimpse a hint of the banded clouds" that surround the planet, NASA said.

As NASA notes in a blog post detailing its June skywatching tips, Jupiter will align with Earth and the sun tonight, standing alongside our planet and the fiery star in a ideal straight line. However, it is in a prime position at the moment, and hence the month of June has been earmarked for optimum viewing.

Through binoculars, it will look like Jupiter and its moons are lining up next to each other.

"While you're out marveling this trio, there's a really neat astronomy observation you can attempt yourself, just by paying attention to the Moon's movement from night to night", the agency added on its website.

According to Accuweather, people in the midwestern and western United States will have the best viewing conditions.

Dr. Robert Massey, deputy executive director at Britain's Royal Astronomical Society, offered some advice on what to look out for. Planets can be spotted because they don't twinkle like stars, they glow. After roughly 30 minutes to an hour, your eyes become fully dark-adapted, allowing you to make out faint objects in low light.

"The easiest thing to do is look up at the southeast sky near the horizon at around 10:00 p.m., and the brightest thing you see will be Jupiter", "At around 1:00 a.m., it will be due south in the sky and it will be 17 degrees up in the sky".

You can expect to see Jupiter and four of its moons-Io, Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede-at dusk in the northeast, where it will stay until the sun rises tomorrow morning. You will be able to see Jupiter well for several more weeks. The largest planet in our solar system, which is comprised mostly of gas, will be visible to Earthlings all of this month.

An image taken of Jupiter by NASA's Juno as the spacecraft passed the gas planet in February.

Juno traveled for years, not reaching its destination until July 2016.

If you want a closer look at the planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft is now orbiting Jupiter and sending back some unbelievable images, the agency said.

"This is a close-up and personal look at Jupiter". What we're finding is anything but that.

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