The most distant object visible to human eyes without the help of binoculars or telescopes is the Andromeda Galaxy, more than 2.4 million light years away. You’ll find it very high in the east about 10:15 PM EDT, just above the middle star in the constellation Andromeda, the Princess.

At mid-month, Jupiter continues to rise 4 minutes earlier each evening. Why such a specific amount? Jupiter’s orbit of 11.6 years around the Sun means it moves very slowly. Instead, it is the steady motion of the Earth in its orbit that shifts our view of Jupiter, allowing it to rise in the east 4 minutes earlier each night.

The star Capella, one of the ten brightest in the sky, is exactly northeast at 9:15 PM EDT, occasionally flickering colors of red, blue and green as its brilliant light is broken into random segments of a rainbow by the Earth’s atmosphere.