Jupiter to be visible to the naked eye

 In NCI News

For two nights only, Jupiter is the closest it will be to the earth. Every 13 months, the planet is visible just by looking to the sky. If you use binoculars you will notice 4 of its moons.

Tomorrow is the day when its closest, but is still visible tonight all the same.
Using Timeanddate.com, I found out the planet rises just after 9:30 in the South East and will set in the South West just before 5 a.m.
The optimal viewing time is just before 1:30 a.m where it will be over the South.

It won’t be too hard to spot as it will be the second brightest planet in the night sky beside Venus.

As an added tip: It takes up to a half hour to an hour for your eyes to fully adapt to the darkness, which means if you want the optimal experience; no lights or screens for a half hour leading up to your viewing.

Here’s an example of what it might look like:

To see other planets in the sky where they are, you can visit https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/canada/winnipeg


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