Jupiter shines bright next to the moon in the night sky

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The next several nights, Jupiter will shine bright next to the moon right after sunset. All you have to do is look into the southeastern sky at nightfall for the moon, and Jupiter won’t be too far behind.

The pair will travel west across the sky through the night as the Earth rotates.

Sunday night, May 7, 2017, the moon will line up with Jupiter side by side in the southeastern sky just after sunset.

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and the largest planet in our solar system. It is currently the brightest star-like object in the evening sky.




– Meteorologist Pierce Legeion

Pierce Legeion is a meteorologist and digital journalist for WNCT 9 First Alert Weather.

Courtesy: earthsky.org

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