Jupiter's closest approach to Earth!

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At 06:08 a.m. (1008 GMT) on Tuesday (Sept. 27), Jupiter will be exactly opposite the sun as seen from Earth.

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When the solar system's largest planet is in opposition, skywatchers will be able to observe it with incredible clarity.

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Jupiter, Earth, and the sun are lined up during the opposition so that both planets are on the same side of the star.

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The gas giant will be at perigee, or its closest approach to Earth, as it rises from the east and reaches opposition.

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Jupiter will be 367M miles away from Earth during this approach, which marks its closest visit to our planet since 1963.

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When Jupiter is in opposition, it will be in the Pisces constellation and be visible for the most of the night.

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The Virtual Telescope Project is hosting a live webcast of Jupiter at opposition on Sep 27, starting at 4:30 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT).

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Jupiter will be visible overnight from New York on Tuesday (Sept. 27) at 06:08 a.m. (1008 GMT).

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