The Los Angeles Times on Jupiter and Venus meeting in the summer sky tonight and how they will be visible to the naked eye:

Amateur astronomers will be pulling out their telescopes, but you don’t need any fancy equipment to view it. Just look to the west: The two planets will be so bright in the sky that you should be able to see them with the naked eye even during the fading twilight glow.

From our vantage point on Earth, the two planets will be just one-third of a degree apart — which is less than the diameter of the full moon, according to NASA. Jupiter can be seen just above the gleaming spot that is Venus. They also will appear to be roughly the same size.

Both are illusions, of course: Venus is our nearest neighbor, sitting closer to the sun, and Jupiter sits far out in the solar system, at roughly five times the distance from the sun to the Earth. Because the one-eyed gas giant is so far away, it appears smaller — which is why it can look comparable to Venus, which is roughly the size of Earth.

Too bad Tokyo is covered with rain clouds tonight otherwise I would really want to get a good look at both.