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on Nov 25, 2012

jupiter_opposition

Earth orbits the sun nearly 12 times for every single orbit of Jupiter. When Earth passes between the sun and Jupiter, we see Jupiter opposite the sun in our sky. We call that an opposition of Jupiter.

Earth orbits the sun nearly 12 times for every single orbit of Jupiter.  When Earth passes between the sun and Jupiter, we see Jupiter opposite the sun in our sky.  We call that an opposition of Jupiter.