If your sky is clear tonight (Feb. 10), be sure to check out the southeast sky about an hour or so after sundown for an eye-catching site: Jupiter and the moon shining together.
Weather permitting, stargazers can find the celestial meet-up on about halfway up in the southeastern evening sky. You'll immediately see the moon, which will be at its waxing gibbous phase, en route to becoming a full moon on Valentine's Day (Friday, Feb. 14).
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This evening, observers may notice a very bright, silvery "star" shining with a steady glow to the right or lower right of the moon. That's not a star, however, but in reality, the biggest planet in our solar system: Jupiter. Both moon and planet will keep each other company as they move across the night sky through the course of the night. [Jupiter Reigns in February's Night Sky (Video)]
Casual observers looking skyward will almost certainly wonder what that bright object near the moon happens to be, and I would encourage all of my fellow broadcast meteorologists to let their listeners and viewers in on what they're seeing in the night sky.