Jupiter Closest to Earth since 1963!

September 26th, 2022 by Voxx

36EFCA83-2ECC-4170-8E74-AE0C10FD3F06The gas giant Jupiter is the closest it has come to Earth in 59 years, today (Monday, September 26th.) It will be particularly visible because it coincides with another event called “Opposition.”

When in opposition, a planet is on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun, so a straight line can be drawn from the Sun to Earth, to Jupiter, all in alignment.

Jupiter’s opposition happens every 13 months. Looking from Earth, when the Sun sets in the West, Jupiter will rise in the east, directly opposite. During opposition, planets appear at their biggest and brightest.

On another note, Jupiter is closer to Earth now, since 1963! This is because of Earth’s and Jupiter’s differing orbits around the sun, as they don’t pass each other at the same distance each time.

When Jupiter is at its closest, today — it will be about 367 million miles from Earth, according to NASA. At its farthest, it’s 600 million miles away.

The result of these placements, is that the views may be somewhat better than normal.

NASA Astrophysicist, Alphonse Sterling, at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama reported, “Jupiter is so bright and brilliant that a really nice thing about it is even in a city, in the middle of a bright city, you can see it. So I would say that it’s a good thing to take advantage of and to look at no matter where you’re at.”

Sterling also wrote that Jupiter is always easily visible in the night sky as long as it’s not near the sun and that it might be hard for a casual observer to notice any difference in size. He also wrote that he was able to see the largest moons of Jupiter a few days ago with just a pair of 7×50 binoculars (7 times magnification with a 50 mm objective lens).

Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto are the four moons referred to as Jupiter’s Galilean satellites. The term comes from Galileo Galilei, who discovered them more than 400 years ago.

If you don’t have a telescope, you’ll need a way to hold binoculars very steady to get a good view. Sterling says he used a ledge.

“I could definitely see the moons, you know, off to the side of Jupiter looking like little stars,” he says. “So that’s a fun thing that can be done. And that’s certainly easier now than it would be if Jupiter’s at its furthest.”

The Galilean satellites are among Jupiter’s 53 named moons, though scientists have found 79 in total.

A month ago, NASA released new images of Jupiter and its moons taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. Additionally, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been providing excellent images since it began orbiting Jupiter six years ago.

The next time Jupiter will come this close will be in 2129.

Click here to view the newest images of Jupiter!


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Queen Elizabeth & the Full Moon in Pisces

September 8th, 2022 by Voxx


The time is upon us to wish the beloved Queen Elizabeth II a spiritual farewell. With seven planets retrograde, and Mercury going retrograde within hours, what else could we astrologically expect?

In a year ending in a Master Number, 22… the time has come for many endings. This one will be historic. Never in history has there been a person like Queen Elizabeth II. She has been the longest-reigning monarch we have known.


Full Moon in Pisces Chart: With tomorrow’s Full Moon in Pisces at 17º Pisces, I can assure you that tears will be flowing due to the news we will hear.

I can sense that she wants to be with her beloved husband, Prince Phillip. She has made sure that things will run smoothly once she is gone.

[Below] Astro Birth Chart of Queen Elizabeth II: What an incredible woman we have had the honor to know. May she find peace on her journey. Thank you Elizabeth. There shall never be another like you. Thank you for your service. ~V~



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