Jupiter. Jupiter has now risen in the east after sunset and, at magnitude -2.9, will be well seen for much of the night. By month’s end it is due south and highest in the sky at about 9:30 GMT (the clocks will have gone back by then!). It well worth observing with a telescope, as Jupiter has (presumably temporarily) lost its South Equatorial Belt and at the same time, the Great Red Spot has intensified its colour so is now standing out very well! A small telescope will easily pick up Jupiters four Galilean moons as they weave their way around it.