The Great Square of Pegasus, due south and very high at 6:30 this evening, will help locate the beautiful Princess Andromeda. The top left corner of the square is also the head of the Princess, with two other bright stars to the left forming the hips and foot. Extend this slightly curved line one more step to the left, almost due east and you are at Mirfak, the head of the hero, Perseus.
One of the outstandingly bright stars in the skies passes nearly overhead tonight. Capella is dazzling in the east-northeast, about half way from the horizon to the zenith at 7:45 PM. By midnight, the 4th brightest star we can see from the northern hemisphere is almost straight above.
Rising at 8:10 PM this evening is the first of the two “dog stars”. Procyon literally means to precede, and is the brightest star in the Little Dog. The brilliant Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, rises farther to the southeast about 8:45 PM, along with the waning Gibbous Moon much farther right.