Jupiter and Moon to be at their closest on Christmas

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 - 12:06pm IST | Agency: ANI
Take a few seconds out of your Christmas celebration and check out the east-southeast sky just after sunset to see the nearly full moon next to the bright planet Jupiter.

Take a few seconds out of your Christmas celebration and check out the east-southeast sky just after sunset to see the nearly full moon next to the bright planet Jupiter.

It is said that the moon and Jupiter will appear closest together during the late afternoon or early evening hours on Tuesday (December 25), as viewed from the eastern and central United States.

From New York, they'll be closest together at 6:25 pm EST (2325 GMT); from Chicago, it'll be 5:18 pm local time (2318 GMT), CBS News reported.

In the western United States, the closest approach will come before sunset, but moon and planet will still appear to be quite close together as darkness falls.

And the pair will be slowly separating as the sun rises.


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