The Moon Aligns With Jupiter in the Night Sky

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The Moon and planet Jupiter are two of the most exciting cosmic objects in our Solar System. Both of them have their importance for the development of life on Earth as we know it. While the Moon has its role in maintaining balance for the Earth around its axis, the ‘gas giant’ acts as a vacuum cleaner that gets us rid of many of the large asteroids and comets that come too close.

It’s that time once again when both the Moon and Jupiter will meet in the night sky. Of course, that’s only from our human and earthling perspective, as the two space objects will still be millions of miles away from one another.

The Moon meets Jupiter on September 4

Today, September 4, you should grab a pair of binoculars and select a quiet spot. The sky above you also needs to be clear in order for you to see the Moon and Jupiter dancing in the night sky. brings the news regarding the exciting ‘encounter’ between our natural satellite and the biggest planet in our Solar System.

In New York City, for instance, the Moon and Jupiter will be observable shortly after they rise above the eastern horizon. That moment is expected to take place at about 10 p.m. EDT (0200 GMT). The celestial event will last until the two cosmic bodies will dip below the horizon, meaning tomorrow at about 11:52 a.m. ED (1552 GMT).

Most of the lunar disk will be illuminated by our Sun during its encounter with Jupiter. As for the gas giant, it will appear within 3 degrees of our natural satellite.

In other words, you simply can’t afford to miss the forthcoming celestial spectacle, whether you’re a stargazer or not! One wonderful aspect of astronomy is that it doesn’t discriminate – each and every person is invited to study its wonders!


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