20:00 BST on 23 June
On late-June evenings Jupiter will already be fairly high in the south as the sky begins to darken and the stars come out. Shining at magnitude -2.4 it is immediately obvious to the naked eye throughout the warm, short summer nights. The almostf-ull Moon will drift towards and then past Jupiter between 23 and 25 June, shining directly above and just over three degrees from it after dark on the 24th. Throughout the summer months Jupiter will be on the far-right end of a chain of planets, with quickly brightening Mars far over to its lower left and golden-hued Saturn inbetween.