The Moon is one day from its First Quarter this evening, as it makes its monthly appearance near to the Twins of Gemini, the stars Pollux, on the left, and Castor, on the right, with the Moon forming a triangle with them below. They start the evening near 8:30 PM, very high in the west-southwest, and are still about half way up in the west near 10 o’clock.

Early tomorrow morning, at around 5 o’clock, the faint yellow of the planet Saturn can be seen breaking the horizon just to the right of east. Rising just to Saturn’s left will be the red planet, Mars. In lockstep, they will continue to rise toward the southeast, but will soon be made invisible by the glare of the rising sun.

Corona Borealis, or the Northern Crown, rises into the east-northeast, one third of the way from the lower left of Arcturus, and to the upper right of Vega, just rising in the northeast. Its middle star, named appropriately Gemma, is the jewel in the crown, and highlights the semi-circle of stars.