Watch Jupiter next to the moon on the morning of July 3

Jupiter next to the waning crescent moon on the morning of July 3, 2024
Jupiter next to the waning crescent moon on the morning of July 3, 2024. (Image credit: Stellarium)

Are you an early riser? If yes, then don’t miss the opportunity to watch Jupiter near the moon.

Jupiter will be visible very close to the 8% illuminated waning crescent moon on the morning of July 3, 2024.

The close appearance of two celestial objects on our sky’s dome is called a conjunction. Here is the conjunction of the moon and Jupiter.

The moon and Jupiter will rise together in the pre-dawn hours of July 3, 2024. So look low in the eastern sky in the early morning hours preceding sunrise to see the moon and Jupiter.

Jupiter is easily noticeable without an instrument like a pair of binoculars or a telescope. It will appear like a bright star to the naked eye.

Jupiter will be the brightest object in the morning sky except the moon. It will shine with a magnitude of -1.9 on the morning of July 3, 2024.

However, you need a telescope to see Jupiter’s disk, its Great Red Spot, and its moons.

The reddish Aldebaran star, also called the Bull’s Eye, will be seen below the moon and Jupiter duo on the morning of July 3, 2024. Aldebaran is the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, the Bull.

If you miss the opportunity to watch Jupiter near the moon on the morning of July 3, don’t worry. Jupiter will be visible in the morning sky throughout July. Read more about our daily visible planet guide.

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