The waning Crescent Moon continues its early morning display, tomorrow morning moving from Spica, where it was this morning, and over to the company of Venus tomorrow morning. They rise in the east-southeast just before 4:00 AM, climbing higher into the southeast, one quarter of the way up by 6 o’clock, remaining visible until just about sunrise.

Due east at 7:55 PM EST, two thirds up in the sky is the star Algol, which is Arabic for the “evil one”. Ancient people considered the star evil because it was not always the same brightness. Since stars were part of heaven and therefore perfect, any star not perfect was evil. Modern tele-scopes show it is really two stars, one bright, and one dim that occasionally blocks the light of the brighter star.

On the next clear evening near 7:15 PM, crossing the zenith you’ll perhaps find the Andromeda Galaxy, the most distant object viewable with the un-aided eye, but quite a challenge. Binoculars will help, and show a bit more, but its distance of 2.5 million light years means only special photography can reveal some of its details.