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Look Up To The Night Sky Tonight To Watch Jupiter 'Kiss' The Moon

Last week, avid stargazers were alerted that they'd have a chance to see the moon get the biggest and brightest it's going to get all year.

But whether you missed the Snow Moon or you're thirsty for more cool stuff going on in the sky, you might be pleased to know that we're not quite done looking at the moon yet.

This time, things will get a little trickier because our faithful satellite doesn't "kiss" Jupiter at the most convenient time tomorrow.

As you might have guessed, it's kind of a misnomer to say that the two will actually kiss.

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We'd likely be in a lot of trouble if Jupiter and all of its moons saddled up to our moon and touched it, so it will just seem like they're meeting in the sky.

Still, as you can see, that meeting can make for an amazing sight.

Of course, "kissing" isn't the official term for what's happening here, either.

What you will actually see tomorrow is a conjunction and as Forbes reported, it will likely seem like the crescent moon is appearing just above Jupiter.

Perhaps even closer than in this picture.

Naturally, it's going to be hard to get much out of the conjunction if you don't know how best to witness it.

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First off, the skies will need to be clear tomorrow morning, but if that's the case, you'll want a nice, unobstructed view of the southeastern sky.

The higher up you are, the better, but according to Forbes, if you have an upstairs room with a window facing south or east, that should work fine.

There's a very good chance that you're actually in the perfect location to see all this going down.

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That's because the moon and Jupiter will only look like they're kissing in North America. As far as observers elsewhere in the world will be able to tell, they're nowhere near each other.

You might have noticed that I've been leaving out something important: What time is all of this supposed to go down?

And that's because you're probably not going to like the answer that much: You're supposed to wake up at 5 a.m. too see this conjunction.

It starts showing at 2 a.m., but waking up at five will give you enough time to prepare and actually see it before the sun rises at 6:30 am and messes up your view.

With that unpleasantness out of the way, let's focus on what kind of moon you're likely to see.

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As I mentioned, it's going to appear as a crescent, but you're likely to see about 40% of it.

That said, you might actually see more of it faintly behind that crescent due to "earthshine," which is sunlight that's being reflected onto the moon from the side of the earth experiencing daylight.

If you've got a good pair of binoculars, you might even catch a glimpse of Jupiter's moons while you're looking around.

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Well, the ones that were big enough for Galileo to see back in 1610, anyway. So Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, and Io.

You might notice them forming a diagonal line around the planet.

So now that you know all you need to to see this phenomenon, you're ready to go for tomorrow morning.

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Hopefully, you'll see a sight impressive enough to make all that early-morning grumbling and stumbling seem worth it.

h/t: Forbes