Well after midnight, the waning Crescent Moon climbs into the east-northeast, followed by Jupiter, shortly after 1 o’clock. For night owls, you’ll find them easier to see by 3 o’clock, due east and less than one quarter of the way up, and for early risers they’re a bit higher in the east-southeast between 4 and 4:30 AM tomorrow morning.
Looking due south at 10:00 PM this evening, you will find the red star Antares, the brightest star in the summer constellation, Scorpius, the Scorpion. Antares is usually considered the “heart” of the Scorpion. Note the general shape of this constellation is an “S”, a clue to remembering that you can S-ee the S-corpion in the S-outh in the S-ummer.
Rise and shine! At least, that is what the slender Crescent Moon does late tonight near 1:45 AM. By the time some early risers wake near 4 o’clock, look above the Moon for a sprinkling of stars, belonging to the star cluster, the Seven Sisters, or the Pleiades. Well below them shines the reddish star Aldebaran, the “eye” of Taurus, the Bull.