Jupiter and the bright winter stars shine through high clouds as seen in this image made at 9:20 p.m. CST from the Chicago area. (Click the image to see it larger.) Jupiter is in front of the stars of Taurus that includes Aldebaran the Pleiades star cluster. Jupiter continues to retrograde, appear to move west compared to the background stars, throughout this month.
Orion is nearby with its bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
Details are in our monthly skywatch.