Take a look at the Planet Jupiter above Spica…Jupiter is the Brightest point of light in this image, shining at -2.0 magnitude.
If you look due South at 6:30am to 7:00am over the next few weeks you will see The Planet Jupiter above the Brightest Star in Virgo – Spica.
Over the next few months the pair stay nearby each other. This can be easily seen, even in the city., so go take a look!
It was so nice to See Jupiter near Spica in Virgo early this morning (12-27-2016) looking due South over my neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio. Visible are the Constellations of Virgo, Libra, Corvus, & Crater.
I was pleasantly surprised at how transparently clear it was all the way to the southern Horizon this morning. I could see a couple of the Stars in the Southern constellation of Centaurus, usually they are buried in the Light pollution & muck on the Horizon, but were clearly visible.
I also included an illustrated version to help you ID the Planet Jupiter along with the constellations and their brighter stars.
Canon 6D,(Full Frame) 24mm Lens , F4, ISO 1250, 3.2 second exp., on a tripod.