All you’ll want is a pair of binoculars to see Jupiter’s 79 moons tonight

AUSTIN (KXAN) — You might need to seize your binoculars and search for on the evening sky tonight, as a result of Jupiter is so near the Earth that you just’ll be capable to see all its moons.

NASA says that Jupiter “is at its largest and brightest this month.”

Jupiter, Earth and the Solar are organized in a straight line with Earth within the center. NASA says that anytime this month could be good to take a look at the planet.

The large planet has a whopping 53 named moons and 26 moons which might be ready for official names, in accordance with NASA’s website. The moons that seize probably the most curiosity are the primary 4 that had been found, known as the Galilean satellites. These are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

In the event you’d wish to know extra about Jupiter and the right way to observe it’s moons’ orbits you possibly can take a look at NASA’s website.