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Here's how to spot Jupiter's moons this month

No need for a fancy telescope to view this celestial phenomenon.

June 10, 2019 - 12:28 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Today Jupiter aligns with the Sun and Earth as it approaches the closest distance to our planet it will be at all year. This phenomenon allows the solar system's largest planet to be visible in the sky to the naked eye throughout the month of June.

With a pair of binoculars or a small telescope, NASA says one may be able to spot Jupiter's four largest moons and its banded clouds.

Stargazers can also look forward to spotting Mars and Mercury appearing super close together in the sky immediately after sunset Monday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 18. 

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