ScienceCast 241: An All-Nighter with Planet Jupiter

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Both later with planet Jupiter. Zenit by science it next. Stop what you're doing and mark your calendar. When sunset on people 72017 to sunrise on 4/8/2017. What. Jupiter at opposition. The backyard with your telescope at dusk for a rare evening with planet Jupiter. In fact you can spend all night long with the gas giant. It will be at opposition opposite the sun in the sky with the earth in between. Jupiter will be especially dazzling. This is its closest approach to earth in 2017 making it appear at its largest and brightest. And since it only happens every 13 months. You have a long wait for your next big date. But on this occasion as the sun dips below the western horizon even Jupiter pulled ...

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