That’s Jupiter above Antares in the southern night sky

If you look south (and a bit west) just after sundown, you’ll notice the bright star. That is Jupiter and it is just a bit above the star Antares in the constellation of Scorpio. Tonight (Aug 20), the first quarter moon will be to the right of Scorpio. On Tuesday the moon will be near Antares. On the 23rd it will be in the middle of Sagittarius. On the 24th, the moon will be full and off a bit to the southeast. See Sky and Telescope for more about what to see by looking up after dark this week.

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