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This month you can see Jupiter and its largest Moons with just your binoculars

Written by Amy Woodyatt and Madeline Holcombe, CNN

June 6,2019

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.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

(CNN)For space lovers around the world, the month of June is set to be stellar: Jupiter will be clearly visible, and those wanting to catch a glimpse of its moons will only need a pair of binoculars.

NASA has said that Jupiter “is at its biggest and brightest this month,” and can be observed in detail with only a minimum of equipment.
“The solar system’s largest planet is a brilliant jewel to the naked eye, but looks fantastic through binoculars or a small telescope, which will allow you to spot the four largest moons” the space agency posted on its website.

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

Space lovers will be able to see the giant planet most clearly on June 10 when it reaches opposition — the yearly occurrence when Jupiter, Earth and the Sun are arranged in a straight line. But NASA has earmarked the whole month as offering optimum views.

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