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This month’s planets

Planet of the month

Our ‘Planet of the Month’ this issue is mighty Jupiter, not because it is particularly bright but because there will be so much going on around it this month. During December this enormous gas giant planet will have a stunning and exceptionally rare close encounter with its ringed neighbour, Saturn, and will be joined in the twilight by a beautiful crescent Moon, too.

Jupiter will be easily visible to the naked eye this

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