Farewell, Jupiter! The gas giant will disappear from the evening sky this month

It will soon be time to bid a fond adieu to an object that has been a fixture in our evening sky since late last summer: the planet Jupiter.

Jupiter is leaving our skies after many months of an impressive display. Currently it’s setting just under two hours after the sun and you can still see it quite easily, albeit rather low in the west-southwest sky. It’s the brightest “star” in the area.