According to NASA, Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth in 59 years on Monday, September 26

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The largest planet in our solar system, the gas giant will be at opposition, meaning Earth is directly between it and the sun

There will be about 367 million miles (590.6 million kilometers) between Earth and Jupiter. It is about 600 million miles (965.6 million kilometers) away from our home planet at its farthest point

Jupiter is at opposition about every 13 months, the length of time the Earth takes to orbit the Sun in relation to Jupiter, according to EarthSky

Neither Earth nor Jupiter orbits the sun in a perfect circle, which is what makes each opposition a slightly different distance

Jupiter will appear brighter and bigger in the sky, making the event a great opportunity to catch a glimpse, NASA said

The gaseous planet will rise around sunset and look pearly white to the naked eye. With a pair of binoculars or a telescope, you will be able to see the planet's bands

Saturn and Mars will also be visible, so try and spot those planets while viewing Jupiter's opposition