Jupiter and Saturn

Jupiter Fast Facts about a Planet in Orbit

Jupiter Orbit

Jupiter is one of the brightest objects in the sky, despite its great distance from Earth.The brightness of a celestial object when seen from a given distance is called its apparent magnitude. This scale has no dimensions, but allows comparison between objects. The lower the magnitude number, the brighter the object. The full Moon has magnitude 12.7 and the Sun has 26.7.The faintest stars visible under dark skies are around +6. Jupiter has an apparent magnitude of about 2. Mars is about as...