The Gibbous Moon, two days past Full, climbs into the east-northeast by 7 o’clock. Just to the right, and a bit higher than the Moon, the bluish-white star Regulus emerges, with the pair close to one quarter of the way up, due east, near 8:30 PM. They spend the rest of the night crossing the southern skies, disappearing as the sun rises tomorrow.
Looking overhead at 8:35 PM this evening, you’ll find the fourth brightest star we can see from our northern latitudes, the outstanding Capella. Below Capella, Orion is unmistakable, while the red star Aldebaran sparkles to Orion’s right, and to the left are the Twins of Gemini.
Before the Moon rises later this eveng, take a look below the feet of Orion, where a relative unknown constellation appears – Lepus, the Hare. At 9:00 PM this evening, when Orion and the Hare are due south, look below Orion’s feet for the face of Lepus, looking to the left, with faint, tallish ears above him.