Jupiter will be clearly visible in the sky as it passes close by the earth on September 27.

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Jupiter will be the closest it’s been to Earth in 59 years on September 27, giving stargazers a prime opportunity to spot the gas giant clearly in the night sky.

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The planet’s technique to Earth falls at the same time that it will be immediately opposite the solar – that means Jupiter will appearance bigger, brighter and closer than everyday.

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Jupiter usually doesn’t come this close to Earth because the planets have differing orbits around the sun

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According to timeanddate.com, Jupiter will be up almost all night in New Zealand, rising about 7pm and setting at 7am.

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You’ll be able to see the planet, says Josh Aoraki, an astronomer at Auckland’s Stardome Observatory & Planetarium.

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“As soon as the sun sets you’ll see Jupiter in the east. It will remain in the sky the entire night, and it will set in the west in the morning.”

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Most planets are visible to the naked eye, so you’ll only need to head outside and look up to catch a glimpse of Jupiter, Aoraki says.

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