Seemingly being poured from the bucket of the constellation Bootes, the tiniest sliver of a crescent moon will emerge in the predawn twilight tomorrow, first breaking the horizon just slightly to the right east, at about 5:50 AM.

A good view to the north gives a terrific chance to see the Queen Cassiopeia’s chair or throne lowering toward the northern horizon. She is facing to the right, looking at her husband, King Cepheus. In six months, her throne will be high above, but upside-down.

High in the south this evening, as twilight fades after 8:30 PM, you’ll find the faint constellation Cancer, the Crab. While we associate Cancer the Crab with summer, due to its astrological connections, April is a wonderful time to see it. Look between the Twin stars of Gemini, and the star Regulus in Leo the Lion, for a faint, upside-down “Y” figure.