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Why is Jupiter the fourth brightest object?

Why is Jupiter the fourth brightest object?

Ganymede is larger than the planet Mercury with a diameter of around 5,268 km. Jupiter has a very strong magnetic field. This is around 14 times stronger than the magnetic field found on Earth – the largest of any planet in the solar system. Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in our solar system.

What are the 4 brightest objects in the solar system?

Venus is the brightest object in the sky except for the Sun and Moon. The planet is often called the “morning star” or “evening star” because it is visible at dawn and dusk.

Which are the 3 brightest objects in our sky?


Rank Maximum and/or combined apparent magnitude (V) Object designation/name
Informal name
1 −26.74 Sun
2 −12.74 Moon
3 −4.8 Venus

What is the brightest light in the sky at night?

All month, Earth’s sister world appears high and bright in the night sky after sunset for easy viewing. Venus lies high in the evening sky throughout January. It reaches its peak at greatest elongation January 14.

Which is the third brightest object in the night sky?

Jupiter is the third brightest object in the night sky just because of its sheer size. The distance of Jupiter from the Earth is about 8 times the distance of Mars from the Earth. Still, Jupiter appears brighter than mars for the most part.

Which is the brightest planet in the sky?

In their outward order from the sun, the five bright planets are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. These planets actually do appear bright in our sky. They are typically as bright as – or brighter than – the brightest stars.

Why does Jupiter appear brighter at the end of October?

At the end of October Jupiter will be at opposition. This means the mighty planet (the largest in our solar system) will be directly opposite the sun as seen from Earth and it will also be at its closest point to Earth in the two planets’ orbits around the Sun. This makes Jupiter or any other object at opposition appear brighter and larger.

Is it possible to see Jupiter through a star?

A burning yellowish-white star-like object, many times brighter than any other stars. But through a pair of ordinary binoculars or a small telescope, Jupiter comes to life. Not only is it possible to see the disc of the Planet, you can also see the four Galilean moons.