Jupiter to be visible from Qatar this week

The giant planet will be in the skies on Tuesday July 14

Jupiter to be visible from Qatar this week

The biggest planet in the solar system will be visible in the skies above Qatar this week.

You can see Jupiter on Tuesday July 14 during sunset, from around 6.21pm. It will reach its highest angle at 11.37pm.

Qatar Calendar House (QCH) say it will be visible during an astronomical phenomenon where Jupiter encounters the Sun and will be at its nearest point to Earth.

Astronomer at QCH Dr Beshir Marzouk said it gives astronomers the chance to monitor Jupiter from Earth for the longest period of the year.

During the occurrence, the center of Jupiter, the Sun and the Earth will be in a straight line, with Earth in the middle.

Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in the solar system rotating around once every 10 hours, which means it has the shortest days of all the planets.

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