A view of Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury in the southwestern sky at 5:20pm on January 8, 2021.
Image created in Stellarium software.

Views of Jupiter are coming to an end for its current apparition. We are losing the giant planet to the Sun’s glare as it heads towards superior conjunction. At 5:20 pm, Jupiter will only be about 8° above the eastern horizon. Jupiter will return to our morning skies near the end of March.