Tonight the waning gibbous moon will rise an hour after sunset. When it does, you’ll find that our nearest neighbor in space has some company – the planet Jupiter. I was about to tell you to go out around 9 o’clock this evening to see Jupiter down below the moon, but just realized that somebody monkeyed with the clocks over the weekend and now we’re back on that awful daylight savings time (astronomers call it, “darkness wasting time.”) So you should probably wait until 10 o’clock tonight to watch Jupiter come up. There it is, a very bright star down below the moon, somewhat reminiscent of how Venus has looked over in the western sky after sunset – but by now Venus has pretty much set, and Jupiter has replaced it on the other side of the sky, in the east. Along with Jupiter and the moon there is another star – a real one this time. It is Spica in the constellation Virgo the Maiden, and Spica appears below and a little to the right of Jupiter.