01
MAY
2018

See Jupiter at its Closest to Earth for 2018 this May

On 10 May 2018 Jupiter reaches its closest point to Earth for this year. At just 658 million kilometres away (36 light-minutes away) the biggest planet in our solar system shines so bright that it really is an unmissable target. As darkness falls on any clear evening in May look low t
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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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