The Anna Science Centre Planetarium will organise a special sky observation programme for the public to view the celestial phenomenon, ‘Jupiter Opposition' on Friday and Saturday.
Due to the movements of the Earth and the planet Jupiter around the Sun, Jupiter comes opposite to the Sun once in 398.9 days. This is called ‘opposition of Jupiter.' The event will take place on Friday. This is an advantageous time to observe the planet. It is in this configuration that planet makes its closest approach to the Earth; it is fully illuminated by the Sun and as a result appear the largest and brightest, according to an official release from the Planetarium. The Planetarium has made arrangements for the public to view the event through telescope between 6.30 and 8.30 p.m. on both the days.