Skywatchers take note, tonight is the best night of the year to see Jupiter.

Jupiter reaches opposition tonight, June 10th, that means that the Earth, Sun, and Jupiter all align in a straight line, giving you a great opportunity to see the moons or even Jupiter's famous red spot.

Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, will be best viewed a couple of hours after sunset as it rises higher in the night sky, using binoculars (holding them very still), a telescope or even a nice telephoto camera lens you should be able to see its moons lined up next to the planet.

The forecast calls for some clearing as we move into the overnight hours, so hopefully, we will get a good look tonight. If not, no worries, Jupiter remains close and exceptionally visible throughout June.

If you don't know where to look in the night sky for the planet, download an app for your phone, there are plenty of stargazing apps out there, I use Sky Guide on my iPhone and love it.

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