This evening many of us will be outside watching a fireworks display – our own backyard version, or an organized event by a local community. Our city of Lee’s Summit Missouri will start its display at approximately 9:15 pm CDT as the sky darkens.
While enjoying the fireworks take a look around the sky and you will see a setting Venus in the west, and Saturn above the southern horizon to the upper left from the blue-white star Spica in the constellation Virgo the Harvest Maiden. In the east is the reddish star Antares, the heart of Scorpius the Scorpion.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information.