If you’ve think Jupiter looks really bright lately, that’s because it has reached what’s known as “opposition”. “Opposition” is a word that astronomers use to describe the time when a planet is on the opposite side of Earth to the Sun. It means that the planet is as close as it gets to Earth for the year which makes for great viewing. 

Use the above image as a guide. Astronomical images provided by SkySafari, a Simulation Curriculum Company, All rights reserved www.simulationcurriculum.com.

When and where to look:

From 9pm right through the month of December in the north east and north.

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