Jupiter settles low, toward the southwest horizon, while Saturn remains higher and to the left. Venus returns to the evenings, passing by Jupiter on the 24th. This month finds the Milky Way high overhead, with the Summer Triangle slipping into the west, while the dazzling Capella rises higher in the northeast. Lower in the east, the red star Aldebaran marks the eye of Taurus, the Bull. Just above Taurus is the fainter cluster of stars known as the Seven Sisters, or the Pleiades, Orion rising below them late. Mars returns to the morning skies. Mercury has a great month, starting with a transit in front of the Sun on the 11th, then its best morning appearance during the last week.
Keep up on the latest happenings in your night sky with the Eye on the Night Sky!