Jupiter will be the biggest and brightest its been in decades on Monday night


Jupiter will look bigger and brighter than it has in nearly 60 years on Monday night.

When it rises to the east late Monday, the largest planet in our solar system will be the closest it’s been to Earth since 1963, although that’s still 367 million miles away, NASA said.

At the same time, the planet will also reach “opposition,” the time it appears directly opposite the sun — making it look larger and brighter than any other occasion.

news, jupiter, nasa, planets, space, jupiter will be the biggest and brightest its been in decades on  monday night

Jupiter “will just be beautiful” and one of the brightest objects visible in the sky Monday night, NASA experts said.

Credits: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Go

While Jupiter reaches opposition every 13 months, it is rare for the timing to coincide with the planet also being at its closest point to Earth — an overlap that will not happen for another 117 years, NASA noted.

“This is one of the fun things about living on a moving planet,” NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller told the Washington Post.

“Everything is lined up to make Jupiter the largest you will see in the sky for the last 59 years. … It will just be beautiful.”

Stargazers should have clear views of the planet for days, too, but with the best views late Monday, according to NASA research astrophysicist Adam Kobelski.

“Outside of the Moon, it should be one of the [if not the] brightest objects in the night sky,” he said.

While still about 367 million miles from Earth, Jupiter will be significantly closer than the 600 million miles away it gets at its farthest point.

Kobelski said that “with good binoculars,” the central band and three or four of Jupiter’s 80 moons should be visible.

Those with powerful telescopes, ideally at least 4 inches long, should also be able to see Jupiter’s Great Red Spot — a giant storm bigger than Earth that has raged for hundreds of years.

news, jupiter, nasa, planets, space, jupiter will be the biggest and brightest its been in decades on  monday night

Stargarzers may even be able to see Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, which is a giant storm bigger than Earth.

Nasa

Planet-watchers without the right technology can still see Jupiter in astonishing detail in a series of recent images, including infrared snaps taken by NASA’s own pioneering James Webb Space Telescope.

The space agency’s Juno spacecraft also recently captured a close-up image showing swirls of hurricane-like storms rising 30 miles high and stretching hundreds of miles across.

A post shared by NASA (@nasa)

“With no solid surface to slow them down, the storms can last for years and have winds up to 335 miles per hour,” NASA noted of the planet that is mostly swirling gases and liquids.

Astro-photographer Andrew McCarthy recently posted what he said was his “sharpest Jupiter shot so far” after “spending all night shooting around 600,000 photos of it.”

news, jupiter, nasa, planets, space, jupiter will be the biggest and brightest its been in decades on  monday night

Astro-photographer Andrew McCarthy also recently took his “sharpest Jupiter shot so far.”

Cosmic_Background / Animal News

He used an 11-inch telescope and “a camera I usually use for deep sky work” to shoot from his garden in Florence, Ariz.

news, jupiter, nasa, planets, space, jupiter will be the biggest and brightest its been in decades on  monday night

Andrew McCarthy took the amazing shot in his garden in Florence, Ariz.

Cosmic_Background / Animal News

Jupiter is the fifth planet from our sun and was named after the king of the ancient Roman gods because of its size.

With a radius of 43,440.7 miles, it is 11 times wider than Earth and more than twice as big as all the other planets in our solar system combined.

It has several rings, but — unlike the prominent rings of Saturn — Jupiter’s are made of dust, not ice, leaving them barely visible.

NASA’s scientists do not believe life as we know it could exist on Jupiter, with temperatures and pressures most likely too extreme and volatile for organisms to adapt to.

However, life has not been ruled out on some of its moons –with one, Europa, appearing to have a vast ocean just beneath its icy crust, where life could possibly be supported, the space agency said.

Europa was one of Jupiter’s four largest moons — along with Io, Ganymede and Callisto – that was first observed by the astronomer Galileo Galilei in 1610 using an early version of the telescope.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Toad Only Found at Nevada Energy Plant Site Gets Emergency Endangered Status

The temporary listing in April marked only the second time in 20 years the agency had taken such emergency action. Read more »

Robert Downey Jr. on one last film with his dad, 'Sr.'

Robert Downey Jr. on one last film with his dad, 'Sr.' Robert Downey Jr. set out to make an objective portrait, a tribute to his father, the underground filmmaking maverick ... Read more »

Kate dazzles in rented green gown at Earthshot Prize ceremony

The Princess of Wales showed off her green credentials as her husband’s Earthshot Prize honoured environmental pioneers – by wearing a rented gown. Kate dazzled on the green carpet with ... Read more »

Luka Doncic latest superstar the Knicks have to deal with

At some point, the Knicks are going to have to beat a superstar if they want to reach the postseason, and they will get another chance on Saturday afternoon. The ... Read more »

In black and white: Inspector General details clear disparities in NY prisons

In a data-driven model of state governance, there are some numbers you want to see trend up, and some you really don’t. The statistical overrepresentation of misbehavior reports issued against ... Read more »

Designing the future: In praise of NYU’s investment in its engineering school

In the long sweep of baseball history, the Red Sox have got nothing on the Yankees. But even we must admit: Boston’s got the upper hand on us when comparing ... Read more »

US woman killed when ‘rogue wave’ strikes Antarctic cruise ship

The Viking Polaris cruise ship sits anchored off the coast of Argentina after a wave broke through windows, killing an American woman on Dec. 1, 2022. AFP via Getty Images ... Read more »

Giants holding second Legacy Game in nod to past

Carl Banks looked out at the Giants’ throwback uniform, the red-painted end zones and the vintage scoreboard displays and lost his equilibrium for a moment. The game against the Bears ... Read more »

The best comics and graphic novels of 2022

Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again later. One of the year’s most gripping works focused on a family glued to the TV. Oxygen Mask (Faber) charts a boy’s panicked ... Read more »

Midvale crash: Perth mum dies after being hit by car while crossing road in late-night collision

The mother of a young son has been killed in a horror crash in Perth’s eastern suburbs on Friday night. The 22-year-old woman was reportedly walking to the shops in ... Read more »

Top 5 upgrades that Google is bringing to Android this Christmas

Google is always busy with its Android system. If the company is not fixing bugs, it is fighting malicious attacks or working on new features. The company will not sit ... Read more »

UK blackouts: how are major supermarkets preparing for planned winter power outages?

Supermarkets have said they have introduced “energy efficiency” schemes as the threat of winter power blackouts looms over the UK. NationalWorld contacted all major supermarkets to ask what contingency plans ... Read more »

Rangers’ Vitali Kravtsov scores first goal after promotion

Vitali Kravtsov scored his first goal of the season in the Rangers’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Senators Friday night at the Garden, but the Russian winger had no interest ... Read more »

Mosconi Cup: Jayson Shaw sparks wild celebrations after handing Europe crucial win over Dominguez

Jayson Shaw triggered wild celebrations at the end of day three of the Mosconi Cup following his 5-2 victory over Oscar Dominguez. Read more »

Michael Andretti: Andretti Group 'working hard' to secure Formula One grid spot

The Andretti family remains determined to claim the 11th Formula 1 grid spot, according to American open-wheel legend Michael Andretti. Read more »

England’s chances of World Cup glory compared to Brazil, France and Spain

The group stages are over and now the focus quickly switches to the knockout rounds as one defeat will bring dreams of success in Qatar come crashing to the ground. ... Read more »

Beijing, Shenzhen scrap COVID-19 tests for public transport

Beijing, Shenzhen scrap COVID-19 tests for public transport Chinese authorities have announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative ... Read more »

At Shanghai vigil, bold shout for change preceded crackdown

At Shanghai vigil, bold shout for change preceded crackdown What started as an unplanned vigil last weekend in Shanghai by fewer than a dozen people grew hours later into a ... Read more »

F1 news: Aston Martin did not clash with Red Bull over copying allegations

Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack expected the allegations of copying they received at the Spanish Grand Prix, but insists there was never an argument with Red Bull. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 to use a massive external display

South Korean brand, Samsung, is one of the most successful in the foldable market space. Its only competitor was Huawei but since the U.S. ban on Huawei, Samsung has been ... Read more »

Box truck tumbles off California highway onto separate crash scene

Three people were injured after a large box truck toppled off of a freeway ramp and crash-landed on at the scene of an earlier accident on a Los Angeles County ... Read more »

China’s easing of Covid curbs does not solve Xi Jinping’s dilemma

Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP At the end of October, Xi Jinping had secured his position as China’s most powerful leader in decades, his grip on the country cemented by a norm-breaking ... Read more »

Vernon, B.C. Zamboni driver honoured for lifesaving aid

A Vernon, B.C., Zamboni driver, with a background in volunteer firefighting, was in the right place at the right time when he helped save the life of a stranger in ... Read more »

Molten Lava on Hawaii's Big Island May Block Major Highway

The slow-moving lava is on course to hit the Daniel K. Inouye Highway next week, but the highway could still be spared if lava stops flowing from Mauna Loa volcano before then Read more »

School bus fares to rise in 2023, operators say hike needed to cover higher costs

SINGAPORE – Architect Tan Tze Wei, 37, will be paying $15 more a month for her daughter’s school-bus ride from January – 10 per cent more than the current fare. ... Read more »

Nadal: Big three rivalry with Federer and Djokovic helped prolong our careers

Rafael Nadal credited his decades-long battle with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as helping to extend all of their careers. Read more »

California man who fatally stabbed Las Vegas showgirl found unfit to stand trial

Yoni Barrios, the madman who allegedly killed two people on the Las Vegas strip, must remain at a state psychiatric facility. AP The knife-wielding madman accused of fatally stabbing two ... Read more »

Dear Abby: My mom started dating in an assisted living facility

Dear Abby advises a woman whose mother recently started dating after the death of her father. DEAR ABBY: Two and a half years ago we lost my dad, who was ... Read more »

Czech museum to return original Beethoven score to heirs

Czech museum to return original Beethoven score to heirs A musical manuscript handwritten by Ludwig van Beethoven is getting returned to the heirs of the richest family in pre-World War ... Read more »

Elon Musk makes a tough move to pull back advertisers

Since Elon Musk took over as CEO of Twitter, most of the top advertisers on the platform have stopped Twitter ads. Their reason is that Musk will go soft on ... Read more »

Nets’ T.J. Warren impressive in first game in two years: ‘super, super’

T.J. Warren had waited so long for his hard-earned return to an NBA court that it felt like a dream. After a two-year fight to come back from multiple stress ... Read more »

UK serial killers whose crimes shocked and appalled the country - from Jack the Ripper to Harold Shipman

Some of the UK’s most notorious serial killers include Harold Shipman, Rose and Fred West and Peter Sutcliffe. The horror of their crimes has endured throughout the decades – and ... Read more »

Molten lava on Hawaii's Big Island could block main highway

Molten lava on Hawaii's Big Island could block main highway Many people on the Big Island of Hawaii are bracing for major upheaval if lava from Mauna Loa volcano blocks ... Read more »

Cole Bardreau fills gap in Islanders’ ailing lineup

Josh Bailey got into the Islanders’ lineup on Friday after being made a game-time decision with an upper-body injury, but Cole Bardreau was put in a familiar position, being asked ... Read more »

Washington condemns shooting at Pakistan embassy in Kabul

Washington condemns shooting at Pakistan embassy in Kabul The United States has condemned the attack on the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan’s capital in which a senior Pakistani diplomat escaped unhurt ... Read more »

Murat Yakin denies any political tensions in Switzerland's victory over Serbia

Switzerland boss Murat Yakin denied any assertions that politics were at the heart of two tense encounters in his side's 3-2 win over Serbia. Read more »

US win over Netherlands could be boon for American soccer

The United States men’s national team is fighting this World Cup on two fronts. There’s the immense challenge on the ground in Qatar, where the underdog Americans — after meeting ... Read more »

How many people might die, and why, if China loosens its Covid-19 curbs

SHANGHAI – China has started taking steps to ease its zero-Covid-19 policy, fuelling a mix of relief and worry as the public waits to see the health consequences, and impact ... Read more »

Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Receives Its First Title Update On Switch

Fixes bug that prevented 100% completion & more Read more »

Family mourn ‘beautiful’ accident victim killed in Perth

A young mother who died in a horror accident in Perth has been remembered as a “beautiful girl” by her grief-stricken family. Sharmayne Fisher was killed when she was hit ... Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network