Solar system's largest planet will be visible to the naked eye and even more spectacular with simple binoculars.
Get ready for an encounter with a gas giant! No, we're not talking about your dad ... we're talking about Jupiter!
The planet is the biggest and brightest this month, according to NASA, and it will be very visible to the Earth. So visible, in fact, that you will be able to see it with your own two eyes, but it is suggested that you look to the night sky through a small telescope or pair of binoculars for an even more fabulous view.
On Monday, June 10, the planet will reach what is known as "opposition," which is an annual occurrence when Jupiter, Earth, and the sun are all arranged in a straight line, with Earth in the center.
If you have binoculars and telescopes handy, you should be able to see the planet's four largest moons (of its estimated 79 moons in total). If you're lucky, you might even catch a peek of the banded clouds that surround the planet.
"Although opposition takes place on a specific date, the entire month or so around opposition is an equally good time to observe the planet and its four largest moons," NASA says.
If you want to take a closer look at the fifth planet from the sun, NASA also has you covered. The amazing views from NASA's Juno spacecraft, currently orbiting Jupiter, make the planet feel almost close enough to touch, says the agency.
Bonus June Skywatching
On June 17-18, Mars and Mercury will appear ultra-close together immediately after sunset. Scan the skies to see if you can see them!
"You'll need a pretty clear view of the western horizon to catch them, as the pair will be only a few degrees above it (and the farther north you are, the lower they'll be). But it should be spectacular if you can manage it," says NASA.