Planetary Visions: Jupiter

September 26, 2022: Look to the skies tonight!

Jupiter’s opposition
every 13 months
relative to Earth’s
orbit of their sun

Bigger and brighter
just an illusion
grabs our attention
says, hey, here’s reason

Come together, see . . .
this expansive vision

New Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter by NASA Goddard Photo and Video is licensed under CC-BY 2.0

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Featured photo, “Planet Jupiter”, by ZCH, via Pexels

When to watch Jupiter as it makes its closest approach to Earth since 1963
Marples & Strickland, CNN

Photo by Mikhail Nilov on
Photo by Zetong Li on

Autumn Octave

Autumn’s Arrived! Officially, at least—
We’ve felt the crawl’s advance for weeks!
Feels of autumn—warm and true, finally
Autumn falls and makes us blue
Blowing cold air, felling limp leaves
Time to wake up—energize!
Stack some wood, can fresh food
Seal those cracks ‘round the stove!

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