Jupiter is at its biggest and brightest during the month of June.  Jupiter is also in Perigee, where Jupiter is at it's closest point to Earth this week, making it appear larger. Look southeast early, then high in the sky around 1AM. Jupiter will set in the western sky at dawn.

You'll be able to see Jupiter with the naked eye, but you'll need binoculars to see four of Jupiter's Galilean moons, Ganymede (the largest moon in our solar system), Europa, Io, and Callisto.

The Waxing Gibbous will make viewing slightly difficult tonight too, but moonset is at 2:18 PM EDT, making overnight the best time to view Jupiter and its moons. At 1:41AM, Jupiter will be in the highest point in the sky. 

Opposition occurs every 13 months, and even though it occurred this evening, the entire month is near opposition, and a great time to view the gas planet!

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