View Full Version : Jupiter Will Be Closest on May 6th

2006-May-06, 03:27 AM
SUMMARY: Look east in the early evening and you'll see a very bright star. Well, that's not a star, it's Jupiter - and now's the best time to go take a look at it. Jupiter will reach its closest approach to the Earth on May 6th. Even in small backyard telescopes, many features of the planet are visible, including its bands and 4 larger moons. If you've got a larger telescope, you might be able to pick out the newly formed storm dubbed "Red Spot Jr.".

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