Tonight Jupiter Will Be Closer to Earth Than It Has Been in 59 Years.

Jupiter Will Be Closer to Earth Than It Has Been in 59 Years Tonight —

The Red Giant will look much bigger and brighter than usual.

If you ever held a camera to the sky you can pick up lots of squiggles lines dashing all over the place. I don’t know what they are. Tonight they had companion. Jupiter, the big orangish red planet looks bigger and brighter because it’s only 367 million miles from the earth. Normally, it’s over 600 million miles away.

The last time it came this close was 1963. 59 years ago.

Jupiter made its closest approach to Earth in 59 years on Monday, Sept. 26, according to NASA.

The largest planet in our solar system, the gas giant will be at opposition, meaning Earth is directly between it and the sun.

There will be about 367 million miles (590.6 million kilometers) between Earth and Jupiter, according to NASA. Jupiter is about 600 million miles (965.6 million kilometers) away from our home planet at its farthest point, the space agency said.

Jupiter is at opposition about every 13 months, the length of time the Earth takes to orbit the Sun in relation to Jupiter,


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A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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11 Responses to Tonight Jupiter Will Be Closer to Earth Than It Has Been in 59 Years.

  1. You can see it in the East sky.

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  2. I was wondering why I felt so energised the last few days?

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  3. kinge says:

    Very interesting

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    • Yes, it was very exciting to watch. Of course, to me it simply looked like a very bright star. I think the strangest sighting I ever saw was one morning at sunrise there was two other heavenly bodies planking the sun. I suspected one was Venus but I have no idea which planet was on the left/

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  4. Louvre says:

    Most of us won’t be around to see it again.

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  5. Hadley says:

    I saw it. It looked like a very bright star.

    On Mon, Sep 26, 2022, 10:45 PM The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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    • Yes, it did…but you know—I’m curious as to how did ancient man see the planets outside of Venus, Mercury and Mars without the aid of a modern day telescope? Perhaps mankind had keener eyes back then.


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