Full Moon Hugging Jupiter

asrtronomical diagram Full Moon Hugging Jupiter

(credit: CBS)

The full moon will be hugging the very bright planet Jupiter in the evening eastern sky the next few nights. Jupiter is nearing its closest approach to Earth for 2011. That’ll happen in late October.

Enjoy the celestial hugging!

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  1. David Truckenmiller says:

    Uh, when Jupiter and Earth are closest, Jupiter is 390,682,810 miles (628,743,036 km) from Earth. http://library.thinkquest.org/29033/solarsystem/jupiter.htm

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