The Great Square of Pegasus, very high and due south at 7:50 PM, helps us locate the mythical damsel in distress, Andromeda. The top left star of the Square marks her head, her body continuing to the east with medium bright stars at her hips and her foot. Andromeda is home to the Andromeda Galaxy.

Looking due east, two-thirds of the way up from the horizon at 7:15 PM, the middle star of Andromeda marks her waist, joined by a star to the upper right for her head, and her foot to the lower left. Follow two stars up from her waist to find a faint smudge of light, the Andromeda Galaxy.

Later this evening in the western skies, the constellation Cygnus, the Swan is low in the northwest about 9:45 PM. It is also called the Northern Cross, in part a reference to the Southern Cross – a bright constellation seen only from the tropics southward. The brightest star in the group is at the top of the cross, known as Deneb, which means “the tail” of the Swan in Arabic.