The weather here in Tucson this past week has ranged from cloudy to mostly cloudy to overcast. In other words since it is monsoon season I should not have been surprised by the cloudiness. Sometimes it rains as the banner graphic shows, but only where the cloud dumps its moisture.
This evening, like last evening, the thin crescent Moon shines more or less by itself, but by Friday the 1st the Moon will be within a few degrees from Spica looking as if Virgo has grabbed the Moon in her left hand. Then on Saturday the 2nd the crescent Moon will be within a few degrees from Mars (closest at 10 UT). Sunday evening the 3rd will have the Moon within a few degrees from Saturn and from parts of the world this will be an occultation of Saturn by the Moon. That occultation, at 11 UT on the 4th, will be visible from parts of southern India to Australia and some of the South Pacific islands.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.