Jupiter Gets Closest in 59 Years

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The largest planet in our Solar System is very close to us on Monday.

That’s relatively speaking, of course.

Jupiter is “just” 367 million miles away on Monday.

It can be as distant as 600 million or more miles.

The gas giant is on the exact opposite side of the Sun from the Earth in its orbit, says NASA, and that’s when it’s at its closest.

It’ll be visible in the eastern sky soon after the sun sets.

That’s weather permitting, of course.