Tonight Jupiter rises right at sunset in the E-SE as it is directly opposite the Sun or what astronomers call opposition. It is as bright as it will be for the viewing season. Look at Jupiter with binoculars and you will see the Galilean Moons as they orbit the gas giant; there are four of them but the number you can see will vary due to their positions around the planet.
Venus is opposite Jupiter in the W-SW just as it gets dark and is bright and will get brighter in the coming weeks.
Enjoy this planetary pair.
Sky Guy in Bermuda
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