View Full Version : Jupiter Opposes Sun - 2017 APR 07

2017-Apr-03, 05:56 PM
The bright planet Jupiter will appear to oppose the Sun as viewed from Earth on 2017 APR 07. Around that date it will be rising near sunset, transiting your meridian at true local midnight, and setting near sunrise.

My more detailed description of the current Jupiter apparition appears on my Jupiter webpage: www.CurtRenz.com/jupiter.html

On that webpage youíll find a number of Jupiter related charts that I have created, including preview graphics and data for Jupiterís four large Galilean satellites and their shadow transits across the planet.

Photos and descriptions of Jupiter and its natural satellites would be welcome additions to this thread.

2017-Apr-04, 12:26 AM
Once again I'm annoyed that my location preludes good viewing to the east!