04
JUL
2016

Last Chance to see Jupiter in the 2016 Evening Sky

July 2016 is our last opportunity to see Jupiter in the evening sky this year. As the month opens we’ll find the giant planet shining like a beacon of bright white light low down towards the western horizon about 60 minutes after sunset. Once the sky darkens Jupiter becomes easier to
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03
MAY
2016

Jupiter in May 2016 – Dates and Times to see the Great Red Spot from the UK

May 2016 sees Jupiter high up towards the south western part of UK skies as darkness falls. The giant gas planet is easy to find as it is the brightest star-like object in our evening sky out in this direction. A small telescope is all you’ll need to reveal Jupiter as a disc of
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07
APR
2016

See Jupiter in a Telescope in April 2016

Jupiter shines as a bright beacon of white light high up towards the south on April evenings this year. It is easy to spot in the constellation of Leo as it is brighter than any of the stars in the evening sky. At the start of April 2016 Jupiter is 676 million kilometres from Earth. B
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02
FEB
2016

See Jupiter in a Telescope this February

February 2016 is a great time to track down Jupiter in the evening sky. From the UK the giant planet climbs into the evening sky over the eastern horizon at jut before 9pm at the start of the month. It is easy to identify as it shines brighter than any star in the evening sky. Each ni
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08
JAN
2016

How to Find Jupiter in the January 2016 Night Sky

Jupiter is easy to find in the night sky in January 2016. From the UK it rises above the eastern horizon late evening and is then visible all night through until dawn. To find Jupiter before midnight look to your east from 10pm onwards. The brightest star-like object that you see over
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05
DEC
2015

See Jupiter in a Telescope After Midnight in December 2015

December 2015 sees Jupiter perfectly placed for viewing in a telescope after midnight. At the start of the month Jupiter climbs above the eastern horizon in the UK at just after midnight. Look for a bright star-like object due east at about 1am low down towards the horizon. This will
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10
MAY
2015

Jupiter GRS and Moon Shadow Transit Times for May 2015

Jupiter is well-placed for evening viewing in a telescope this May. At the start of the month the giant planet can be found shining brightly high up to the south-west at dusk. As the sky darkens so Jupiter drops lower and lower in the sky towards the western horizon, setting at around
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03
MAR
2015

Jupiter Shines High in the Sky on March Nights

Jupiter continues to shine big and bright in the night sky during March 2015. To find the giant planet look high up to the south-east at around 7pm to 8pm for a bright white star-like object. Jupiter is obvious to the naked eye. It outshines all of the other stars in the night sky out
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03
JAN
2015

Jupiter Shines Bright in the East during January Evenings

Jupiter continues to shine as a beacon of bright white light towards the east this January. The giant planet starts 2015 in the constellation of Leo, rising above the ENE horizon by 8pm. Look for it with the naked eye. It is easy to find as it is the brightest star-like object that yo
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02
DEC
2014

The Christmas Star in the East this December is Jupiter

Jupiter shines as a beacon of bright white light in the eastern sky late evenings in December 2014, appearing as the Christmas Star in the East over the festive period. At the start of the month the giant planet climbs above the ENE horizon by 10pm, making it easy to view in  binocula
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