Jupiter's largest moon easy to view Monday night

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LANSING, MI (WILX) - If the skies clear over mid-Michigan on Monday night, sky watchers will have something special to view.

Monday is the night to catch some of Jupiter's moons, and it is possible to view it with nothing but binoculars.

NASA reports that this glimpse of Jupiter's largest moons happens about once a year.

Astronomers call it the "Opposition."

That is when Jupiter, the Earth and the Sun are arranged in a straight line with Earth in the middle.

When that happens, you can use a telescope, or binoculars to spot Jupiter's four largest moons.

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