Looking due south at 10:00 PM this evening, you will find the red star Antares, the brightest star in the summer constellation, Scorpius, the Scorpion. Antares is usually considered the “heart” of the Scorpion. Note the general shape of this constellation is an “S”, a clue to remembering that you can S-ee the S-corpion in the S-outh in the S-ummer.

Rise and shine! At least, that is what the slender Crescent Moon does late tonight near 1:45 AM. By the time some early risers wake near 4 o’clock, look above the Moon for a sprinkling of stars, belonging to the star cluster, the Seven Sisters, or the Pleiades. Well below them shines the reddish star Aldebaran, the “eye” of Taurus, the Bull.

Due east, about one half hour after midnight, you’ll see the Great Square of Pegasus, about one third of the way up into the sky. The square is tipped to look more like a diamond. In regards to a picture of the mythic winged horse, the square is the body, upside down with the head and front legs to the right.