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SANANTONIO -- Look up and you just might spot a bright red object dwarfed by the moon. But don't mistake this object for something small, in fact, it's astronomically large.

Jupiter is shining three times brighter than usual and it can be seen with the naked eye. Through a telescope, onlookers may even be able to see the giant gas planet's dark bands, and possibly even the famous 'great red spot.'

This year, the planet is at its closest point to Earth on the opposite side of the sky from the sun so it s going to appear brighter and bigger than normal.

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