Jupiter during closest approach to Earth

On Monday, Jupiter will be exactly across from the sun as seen from Earth.

During an event known as opposition, skywatchers will be able to see the largest planet in the solar system in stunning clarity.

Jupiter, Earth, and the sun are lined up during the opposition so that both planets are on the same side of the star.

Earth is sandwiched between these two enormous bodies. As the gas giant encounters resistance

It will be closest to Earth as it rises from the east at the same moment the sun sets in the west.

Jupiter will be around 367 million miles away from Earth during this closest approach.

Jupiter will be rising in the constellation Pisces and will be visible for the majority of the night.

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