Jupiter moves closest to Earth tomorrow

by BERNAMA / pic credit : Space.com

BANGKOK – Stargazers are invited to see Jupiter at its brightest with the naked eye tomorrow (July14) when the planet reaches its closest point to Earth.

Jupiter will reach opposition, the point in a planet’s orbit when it is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, Thai news agency (TNA) reported.

It will appear at its brightest in the southeastern skies after the sun goes down until dawn.

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) will prepare telescopes at four major observatories for public members to use for free under new normal from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Telescopes will be available at the Princess Sirindhorn AstroPark in Chiang Mai and the regional observatories in Nakhon Ratchasima, Chachoengsao and Songkhla.