These next several evenings â€“ September 5, 6 and 7, 2019 â€“ feature the moon and the solar systemâ€™s two largest gas giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn
. Given clear skies, you canâ€™t miss the moon and Jupiter. Jupiter is simply the brightest starlike object visible.
Youâ€™ll also find a reddish star shining close to Jupiter on the skyâ€™s dome. Itâ€™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.