The two inner planets also have retrograde motion but it is a result of their orbit around the Sun and not the Earth passing them by. For approximately one-half of their orbit they move east, from western elongation through superior conjunction to eastern elongation. Then at eastern elongation the inner planet starts moving westward through inferior conjunction to western elongation.
Read a little more about retrograde motion in my February 2012 Scope on the Skies column, drawkcab planets, in Science Scope Magazine.
Where is Jupiter now? Jupiter is a few degrees west from the star Regulus in Leo the Lion. Jupiter rises around midnight local and is visible above the horizon the remainder of the night.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.