Science and Planetary lovers, this is a day to look up towards heavens because today Jupiter is coming very close towards Earth.
If you miss the opportunity today, then your missing once in a decade view. NASA reports the next possible view as today will be on 2022.
Jupiter as reported by NASA, is approaching very close to Earth with the distance between the two planets approximately 75 million km. Isnt this amazing, now we can see Jupiter as a bright light glowing object in the sky with the help of telescope.
Earth-Jupiter encounters happen every 13 months when the Earth laps Jupiter in their race around the sun. But because Earth and Jupiter do not orbit the sun in perfect circles, they are not always the same distance apart when Earth passes by.
What to see in Jupiter?
You can see a new Red Spot in Jupiter that is nothing but a giant storm twice the size of the Earth. Creepy!
we mustn’t forget the moons of Jupiter because they are also having a close encounter with Earth. These are planet-sized worlds with active volcanoes (Io), possible underground oceans (Europa), vast fields of craters (Callisto), and mysterious global grooves (Ganymede).
Guys dont forget to be awake tonight and take a telescope with you. As for me, i will thrust my eyes to the skies. Lol.