Published: Aug. 6, 2022

Graphic from Stellarium showing the southern horizon with Scorpius and Sagittarius. The Moon is the the upper right of Antares.The Moon points the way to the heart of the Scorpion tonight - Antares! Also, known as the “Rival of Mars” because of its red color and similar appearance to Mars.

This red supergiant star is the 16th brightest star in our sky and a mere 550 light years away.

Graphic credit: Stellarium