Monday, March 21, 2016

Tonight's Sky for March 21: Moon Meets Jupiter

Want to see the planet Jupiter but have no idea where to look? Well, no problem because, tonight, the Moon will be parked right next to Jupiter, largest planet in the solar system and fifth from the Sun. To see the show, simply go out tonight and look up to find the Moon. Moon found, notice t hat bright 'star' very close to it? Well, that 'star' is actually Jupiter. For more fun, turn a pair of binoculars on it to see the 4 large moons discovered by Galileo in 1609 or a telescope to see the cloud patterns on the planet itself.

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