What would the horizon look like if you could swap the moon for each of the other planets? A full moon completely dominates the night sky… imagine if Jupiter were as close to Earth as the moon?
Notwithstanding gravitational forces, this is what the night sky might look like…
Image Sources: io9
And then, take a moment to watch a video of the same…
EDIT: To clarify Jupiter’s perspective, the following infographic was added, courtesy of Space Facts.
Jupiter would stretch 20 degrees across the sky. It would also look a little different from the telescopic and spacecraft photos we’re used to seeing. This close, we’d be looking “up” at the northern hemisphere and “down” at the southern hemisphere, so the cloud bands would be distinctly curved in perspective. In fact, we’d not be able to see the north and south poles of the planet.
To visualize Jupiter taking the place of our Moon, we really have to use our imaginations, as Brad described in his description for the Scale video above.