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.
Rising in the east-southeast as twilight yields to darkness, a steely-blue star rises in the east-southeast, the brightest star in Virgo, the Virgin, Spica. One way to find it is to follow the “arc” of the Big Dipper’s handle, high in the northeast, down and right to the bright, pale orange star “Arc”-turus. Then continue to the lower right, and “spike” to Spica.
As the last of the twilight fades after 8:30, look higher into the southeastern skies, where the celestial Lion, Leo, appears to have swallowed the waxing Gibbous Moon, progressing to due south, about two thirds of the way above the horizon, at 10 o’clock. Leo’s brightest star, Regulus is well right of the Moon tonight, subdued by the moonlight.