The Weather Blog

August 08, 2009|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com

Have you noticed Jupiter? The giant of our solar system is nearing "opposition" on Aug. 14, its nearest approach to Earth for the year. It rises in the east, "opposite" the setting sun in the west. Look for it gleaming high in the southeast in late evening. On a clear night, steady binoculars should reveal up to four of Jupiter's tiny Galilean moons, in a line, on either side of the planet's disk.

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