This Friday at 11.23 p.m., planet Jupiter would be at ‘opposition’, viz. Sun-Earth-Jupiter will fall in one straight line and an observer can see the Sun at one end of the sky and Jupiter at the opposite end.
A statement from Planetary Society, India, said this phenomenon brings Jupiter closest to earth this year. On Saturday, at 2.16 p.m., the planet will also be at its minimum distance from earth and given the proximity, Jupiter will also appear big and very bright up to August 28.
Jupiter can be spotted in the evening skies till first week of February, 2010. An hour after sunset, one can look towards the area between east and south-east direction to find the Jupiter rising. Similarly, one hour before sunrise, it can be spotted between south west and west direction, it added