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Jupiter is now just past a few days past opposition and remains a brilliant object moving retrograde in southeastern Leo. The giant planet with a diameter 11 times that of the Earth rises in the east just before sunset remaining visible for most of the night. Now at its best for the year the "King of the planets" is unmistakable (mag. -2.5) and much brighter than all night time stars.

On March 21st a nice visual event occurs when the almost full Moon passes 2 degrees south of Jupiter in the evening sky.

Jupiter and the Moon as seen from New York, USA in early evening on March 21, 2016 (credit - freestarcharts)

Jupiter and the Moon as seen from Cape Town, South Africa in early evening on March 21, 2016 (credit:- freestarcharts)

Jupiter during March 2016 (credit:- freestarcharts)

Jupiter during March 2016 - pdf format (credit:- freestarcharts)

See also

The Planets this Month - March 2016