The moon and planet Jupiter will be able to be seen with your naked eyes. And, with some basic binoculars, you’ll be able to see even more. (Photo: UW Space Place)
The moon and planet Jupiter will be able to be seen your naked eyes. And, some basic binoculars, you’ll be able to see even more. (: UW Space Place)

Excerpt from wric.com

Just look up! Monday night, you’ll be able to see a beautiful sight. Jupiter and the moon will be the brightest objects in the sky. And, with some basic binoculars, you’ll be able to see even more.

The planet in our system, Jupiter, will be pairing up with the moon Monday night. The moon makes a pass by Jupiter, and every planet, at some each month during its orbit. Monday night, the moon will appear fairly large, a waxing gibbous moon, and that only happens every few , according to Jim Lattis, of UW Space Place at the University of -Madison.

“But the interest need not be in whether it’s unusual.  Rather, it’s a beautiful sight and leads people to look up and think about astronomical things and our place among them,” Lattis said.

After Venus sets, Jupiter and the moon will be the two brightest objects in the sky. Jupiter and the moon will reach the high point in our skies in late evening. With binoculars or a telescope, you’ll even be able to see some of Jupiter’s Galilean moons. They’ll look like little of light.