So for those who want a closer look at Jupiter, June is the ideal month to do it. However, NASA says, the entire month is an equally good time to check out the planet and its four largest moons.
While the planet famous for its brilliant stripes and swirls will be visible to the naked eye, binoculars or a small telescope only enhance its clarity.
Jupiter will reach opposition on Monday, June 10 in an annual event that marks the time when Earth is directly between the gas giant and the sun.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and is more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined.
Opposition means that Jupiter will be at its closest to Earth in its orbital cycle, coming within 398 million miles of us, according to National Geographic. The spacecraft was launched so scientists could study Jupiter's composition and evolution, and is now orbiting the planet.
However, since the planets have slightly elliptical orbits, the actual point in which they will be closest will be on June 12, at around 11 p.m. EST. Regardless, this distinction won't make too much of a difference for the purposes of casual viewing. It's helpful if you're in an area with low light pollution.
For space lovers around the world, the month of June is set to be stellar: Jupiter will be clearly visible, and those wanting to catch a glimpse of its moons will only need a pair of binoculars.
Some might also "glimpse a hint of the banded clouds" that surround the planet, NASA said. "But it should be spectacular if you can manage it".