This evening as the nearly full Moon rises it will be within about 4-5 degrees from the planet Jupiter. As the graphic shows both will fit within the field of view of 7×50 binoculars.
This part of the northern hemisphere winter sky contains several of the brightest night time stars arranged into a six-sided hexagonal shape asterism sometimes known as the ‘Winter Circle’ or the ‘Winter Hexagon’. Back in my Planetarium Director days I often worked with groups of scouts on their Astronomy badges under the dome. One of the requirements was to learn 6 constellations. So if it was during the winter months I would show them this group of stars and by finding the six stars forming the shape they have also located six constellations: Taurus, Auriga, Gemini, Canis Minor, Canis Major, and Orion.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.