Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, will take an outsized place in our night sky on Tuesday, May 8.
Head outside after sunset this evening and look to the east. You’ll likely see a bright “star” standing out against a backdrop of dim objects high in the sky.
According to NASA, Wednesday marks opposition for Jupiter, meaning that it’s directly opposite the sun in the sky from Earth’s perspective.
“Wait a few hours after sunset, when Jupiter is higher in the sky, for the best views,” NASA said in a skywatching video. “If you viewed Jupiter last month, expect the view to be even better this month.” Read more…