Over the next several nights use the Moon to find Mars, Venus, The pleiades star cluster, Aldebaran, Sirius and the Orion constellation. Don’t miss out! On August 9th, Mars will appear super close to the Moon before dawn. Look toward the south, high in the sky, and you can't miss it – Mars is the bright, reddish point of light just right of the Moon. Weather permitting, this should be a beautiful sky, with the Pleiades, Orion, Aldebaran, Sirius and Venus to the southeast. Mars is brightening now, day by day. By September 2020, Mars will outshine Sirius, the brightest star in our sky (besides the sun). In October – when Earth will sweep between the sun and Mars, bringing Mars to its every-other-year opposition – Mars will outshine not only all the stars, but also Jupiter, the second-brightest planet. Stay Tuned!