These next several evenings - September 5, 6 and 7, 2019 - feature the moon and the solar system's two largest gas giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn
. Given clear skies, you can't miss the moon and Jupiter. Jupiter is simply the brightest starlike object visible.
You'll also find a reddish star shining close to Jupiter on the sky's dome. It's Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. Although Antares provides a prime example of a 1st-magnitude star, it nonetheless pales next to Jupiter. Jupiter, which is brighter than any star, is nearly 20 times brighter than Antares.