Jupiter to make closest approach to Earth in 59 years
दुनिया

Jupiter to make closest approach to Earth in 59 years

It’s a great opportunity for stargazers, as they can expect marvellous views of Jupiter on Monday, September 26, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

It's a great opportunity for stargazers, as they can expect marvellous views of Jupiter on Monday, September 26, according to the National
Posted by khaskhabar

opposition occurs when an astronomical object rises in the east

It’s a great opportunity for stargazers, as they can expect marvellous views of Jupiter on Monday, September 26, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In Earth’s context, opposition occurs when an astronomical object rises in the east as the Sun sets in the west, placing the object and the Sun on opposite sides of Earth.

Rises in the east and the Sun sets in the west and opposition occurs

Every 13 months, Jupiter appears larger and brighter, when it rises in the east and the Sun sets in the west and opposition occurs. But this time it will be special, as the giant planet will come the closest to Earth since 1963.

Jupiter’s closest approach to Earth a rare occurrence

Why Jupiter is coming closest to Earth in almost six decades is because both planets don’t orbit the Sun in perfect circles. It means that the planets pass each other at different angles and distances in a year and that’s what makes Jupiter’s closest approach to Earth a rare occurrence. Thus, stargazers can expect some extraordinary views.

Read | ‘5th biggest in the world’: Jaishankar boasts India’s economy in US

Jupiter will be approximately 367 million miles away from Earth

At its closest distance, Jupiter will be approximately 367 million miles away from Earth and at its farthest point, the huge planet stays 600 million miles away from Earth.

To read and know more news, now you can also follow us on social media – To follow on Twitter, type – @khas_khabar and to read news #khas_khabar live follow on Facebook You can follow our page @socialkhabarlive.