Sunrise Sunset

Fri., August 22 5:56 7:31

Sat., August 23 5:57 7:29

Sun., August 24 5:58 7:28

Mon., August 25 5:59 7:26

Tues., August 26 6:00 7:25

Wed., August 27 6:01 7:23

Thurs., August 28 6:02 7:22

Fri., August 29 6:03 7:20

Tomorrow night’s last quarter moon resides in the zodiacal constellation Taurus. It is hard to believe our summer has moved so quickly our attention now shifts to constellations we associate with autumn and winter.

Taurus is a colder clime constellation. The moon rises at about midnight tomorrow night. Rising with the moon are the other constellations of winter. The constellations Andromeda and Pegasus are high in the sky. Orion, the Hunter, rises at about 1 or 2 a.m.

By Wednesday morning the moon advances through the sky and appears in the constellation Gemini. Those who rise early in the morning will see the moon high in the eastern sky.

Evening Planets

Venus, the brightest planet, in our evening sky hugs close to the western horizon after sunset. The fainter and difficult to spot Mercury appears immediately under Venus. The ringed planet Saturn appears under Venus and to the right.

The red planet Mars appears high in the western sky, well above Venus.

Venus, Mars, Mercury and Saturn have a short visit in our sky, before they set.

Jupiter is the easiest planet to spot. It isn’t as bright as Venus but it hangs over the southern sky like a beacon, like an approaching aircraft with landing lights. Jupiter can be watched through the evening.