JUPITER will reach opposition tonight and shine brighter than ever before in the night. Here is a live stream of the planet in the sky.
Jupiter will position itself in the Virgo constellation almost directly across from the Sun, lighting it up in the night sky.
The gaseous giant will also be its closest point to Earth and will be clearly visible in the UK between 8.20pm BST and 5.45am BST.
The planet will rise in the east together with the Sun and trek across the sky until it sets in the west at sunrise.
He said: “The best time to observe is when it's highest in the sky which is close to midnight local time.”