The First Quarter Moon settles in to the southwest this evening, while the teapot-shaped pattern of Sagittarius slides low over the southern horizon, due south near 11 o’clock. Although Sagittarius as a constellation portrays a centaur holding a bow and arrow, the teapot, with its spout on the right, is far easier to imagine.

The North Star, also known as Polaris, remains anchored halfway up from the northern horizon, never moving noticeably, though, technically, it does make a very small circle as the Earth rotates on its axis. The circle is a little more than one degree, or twice the diameter of the Moon.

A waxing Gibbous Moon tracks very low above the southern horizon this evening, with the fading twilight after 9 o’clock revealing a bright, reddish star well to the left of the Moon, Antares, the “heart” of the Scorpion. Closer to the Moon, still to its left, you should find the star Dschubba slightly higher than the Moon, marking the Scorpion’s head, with stars above and below for its shoulders.