Sunday, September 19, 2010


You may have noticed a very bright "star" in the east over the past few weeks.  It's actually the planet Jupiter and it's brighter than normal during September.  Easy to find, just go out after dark and look toward the southeast - Jupiter will be the brightest thing in the sky.

On Monday, September 20, Jupiter will be closer to Earth than it will be at any time between 1963 and 2022 (it's still some 368 million miles away).  It's a beautiful sight, even in a small telescope.
Need a telescope for this view!

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