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You can see Jupiter and 4 of its moons with just binoculars

Updated June 6, 2019 - 4:58 pm

Usually, it’s best to avoid a gassy giant, but not on Monday.

Grab a pair of binoculars, head outside and focus on Jupiter, which will be visible all night, NASA said.

The largest planet in our solar system — it’s so gigantic it could swallow 1,300 Earths — will rise at dusk and be a “brilliant jewel” to the naked eye. With binoculars or a small telescope, the gas giant will look even more fantastic, NASA said.

And if that wasn’t enough, four of Jupiter’s largest moons — it has 79 — will be visible. Banded clouds that circle the planet also might be visible.

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has provided stunning images of Jupiter.

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