As the twilight ebbs from the western skies, Jupiter enjoys a rendezvous with the waxing Gibbous Moon, just one day past its First Quarter. The pair are quite high in the southeast near 5:15 PM, and crest due south an hour later, two-thirds of the way up from the horizon, as darkness becomes complete.

High in the northern skies Cassiopeia, the Queen rules from her throne. Finding first the zig-zag of stars that looks like an “M” this time of year, use the fainter stars to perhaps see an upside down throne, the tall back angling lower to the right, and the legs extending up and left.

As the waxing Moon progresses to the east, away from its companion a few nights ago, Jupiter, now well to the right, look below the Moon in the fading twilight after 5:15 PM, where the red star Aldebaran emerges, halfway up in the east-southeast, and climbing to due south at 8 o’clock, more than two-thirds of the way up from the horizon.