Neptune at Opposition

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Date(s) - Aug 29, 2014
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Astronomical Event

The blue giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best time to view and photograph Neptune. Due to its extreme distance from Earth, it will only appear as a tiny blue dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.