Look to the sky around midnight tonight and you might just be able to see a big, red spot. That’s because Jupiter, with its famous swirling storm three times the size of the Earth, will be making its closest approach to our planet in 2017. Of course, in space “close” is a relative term.  Jupiter will be around 414 million miles away from Earth, News Nation reports, which means while you’ll be able to see it with the naked eye, to get a really good look,

you’ll want to have a telescope or a pair of binoculars handy.  Because Jupiter is opposite the sun, it’s now rising in the east around sunset, climbing highest in the sky at midnight and setting in the west around sunrise, EarthSky.com reports.  The best viewing areas, where mainly clear skies are expected, will be found in the South, said weather.com meteorologist Linda Lam. MORE