The Sky Tonight Update: Jupiter at Opposition

jupiter at opposition

This May 8th, the giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun.

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It’s the First Day of Spring

march equinox

The March equinox occurs at 16:15 UTC. The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.

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