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Jupiter was at "opposition" Tuesday -exactly "opposite" the sun as seen from Earth, rising in the east at sunset. Opposition is also when a planet is closest to Earth. Jupiter's "only" 400 million miles away now, and as big and bright as it gets. Look for it in the southeast during late evening hours this month, the brightest star-like object in that part of the sky. Good binoculars, held steady, can reveal Jupiter's four "Galilean" moons - tiny white dots lined up on either side of the planet.

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