The stars are aligning perfectly for space enthusiasts to observe the solar system's largest planet on Monday night.

Jupiter will be visible to the naked eye, and provide a great subject for stargazers using binoculars or telescopes.

Three factors are at play, allowing great conditions for those wanting to peer at the sixth planet in the solar system.

NASA says Jupiter will be in "opposition", meaning it will rise in the east as the Sun sets in the west. This happens every 13 months, making it appear larger and brighter than at any other time of year.

Simultaneously, Jupiter will be closer to Earth than it's been in nearly 60 years. 

"Jupiter’s closest approach to Earth rarely coincides with opposition, which means this year’s views will be extraordinary," said NASA. "At its closest approach, Jupiter will be approximately 367 million miles in distance from Earth, about the same distance it was in 1963."

Jupiter and Earth reach a maximum distance of around 600 million miles apart.

And the weather forecast is cause for optimism in southeast Saskatchewan. Clear skies are expected for Monday night. Though you might want to bundle up, with the temperature expected to dip close to the freezing point... still far more comfortable than the average temperature on Jupiter of -110 C.