Hey, stargazers! Something interesting will be happening in the skies and you might be able to catch a glimpse of it on Monday, September 26.
On that day, Jupiter will be the closest it’s been to earth in 59 years, according to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). In fact, it will also reach opposition, which means the earth will be between the largest planet we know of in our solar system, and the sun, making viewing all that more awe-inspiring. To the naked eye, it’s that really bright star you’ve been looking at in the Muskoka sky, except it’s not a star, it’s good old Jupiter and it’ll be a lot brighter, nearer, and clearer (as long as it’s not cloudy and you’re in a dark area with binoculars or a small telescope) on September 26.
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