Where is Jupiter in the Sky?
Understanding Jupiter’s Orbit and Positioning Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, orbits the sun once every 11.86 Earth years. Its distance from the sun varies due to its elliptical orbit, which is slightly inclined relative to the plane of the Earth’s orbit. This means that at times, Jupiter can appear to be closer or farther from Earth in…Read More »
When is the Next Meteor Shower?
Understanding Meteor Showers and Their Origins Meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through the debris left behind by a comet or asteroid as it orbits the Sun. As these small particles, typically no larger than a grain of sand, enter the Earth’s atmosphere, they burn up, creating the spectacular streaks of light that we see as meteors. The specific…Read More »