The northwestern skies in the evenings are home to Capella, the Goat Star. In mythology this is the nurse goat for the great Jupiter, and was rewarded with a place in the heavens. It is half way up from the horizon in the west-northwest at 9:15 PM, well to the right of the Twin Stars in Gemini.

For night owls, or very early risers tomorrow morning, the southeastern skies host a wonderful view of the waning Gibbous Moon, rising just minutes before midnight, joined by the red star Antares, the “heart” of the Scorpion. They remain low in the southeast, cresting due south at 4 in the morning, and slip into the southwest as twilight brightens after 5:15 AM.

Venus spends the next few evenings in the company of the Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters, the compact cluster of stars one quarter of the way up in the west as darkness envelops the skies. This patch of stars will be above Venus tonight by 8:30 PM or so, and with each passing night, Venus climbs and little higher, and the Sisters drift a little lower.