I stepped outside for a moment looked up to the East and thought: that’s a bright star! It couldn’t be Venus, because it was in the wrong direction — since Venus is closer to the sun than Earth is, it is always near the sun, which had set a few hours ago in the West.
I grabbed the binoculars and took a look. With a sizable bright disc and 4 clearly visible moons, this was no star. Stellarium helped me out: Jupiter and its four large moons, known as the Galilean moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.
You need to be quick in Wellington. Even as I watched, the cloud came over. But that brief view made my evening!