Very late tonight, just before sunrise at around 3:45 AM, early risers will spot a bright star, Capella, due northeast, about one quarter of the way above the northeastern horizon. As you look well to the right, and a bit lower, the unmistakable Jupiter shines brilliantly in the gathering dawn, fading from view by 4:45 AM.

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.

Once the sky starts to fully darken, at around 10:00 PM, look a little more than half-way up in the west-southwest, where the pale-orange Arcturus commands the western skies, the brightest star of summer. Toward the northeast from there, you might discern something resembling a necktie in the sky. This is also reckoned as the body of Bootes, The Herdsman.