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Why is Jupiter so bright right now?
There's a few reasons, according to University of Southern Queensland astrophysics professor Jonti Horner.
The first is because Jupiter will reach something astronomers call opposition.
"It just means that Jupiter is pretty much opposite the sun in the sky," Professor Horner says.
"Jupiter is rising at sunset and setting at sunrise."
This happens every 13 months and makes Jupiter appear bigger and brighter than any other time of the year.
"At that time, the Earth is at its closest to Jupiter for that year — so we'd describe that as Earth making its closest approach to Jupiter," Professor Horner says.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.