Enjoy the cool breeze and gaze at Jupiter on November 3, the planet closest to Earth this year. It is about 595 million kilometers away from Earth, and is bright in the east. It can be seen with the naked eye all night until dawn, while DR invites you to stargaze in 5 places for free! There is no charge.
Reporters reported today (October 30, 2023) that the NARIT page of the National Institute for Astronomical Research posted a message stating that on November 3, 2023, Jupiter will orbit in a position opposite the Sun (opposition to Jupiter), i.e. the position where the Sun, Earth and Jupiter are located. Arranged in the same straight line there is a world in the middle. As a result, Jupiter is closest to Earth during the year. It is about 595 million kilometers away from Earth.
On that day, when the sun sets, Jupiter will appear shining in the east. It can be observed with the naked eye throughout the night until dawn if you look through a telescope and the size of 4 inches in diameter can be observed with magnification of 30 times or more. The four Galilean moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, as well as Jupiter’s beautiful cloud belts. If you use 100x magnification or more, you can see the big red spot. A giant tornado 1.3 times the size of Earth can be clearly seen.
Nareit is preparing to organize activities “The Star Festival opened… Welcome the cool breeze “on the night of Jupiter close to Earth” on Friday night, November 3, 2023, the first event of the winter stargazing season. I invite you to take a look at Jupiter through telescopes of different sizes. From 5 inches diameter to 0.7 meters large size.
Meet at 5 major observation points: Sirindhorn Astronomy Park, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province, 7th Annual Christmas Observatory, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chachoengsao, Songkhla, and Khon Kaen from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM FREE! There is no charge or you can watch this phenomenon live on the Facebook page of NARIT, the National Institute for Astronomical Research. Available from 7:00 PM onwards.
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