When people see a bright star in the sky their curiosity is picked and they begin to wonder what it might be.  The purpose of this page is to answer that question.  Please consider bookmarking our site as a reference for current night sky events and to answer:

  • What's the bright star in the east?
  • What's the bright star in the west?
  • What's that bright star in the sky tonight?
  • What is the bright planet in the sky tonight?
  • What is the bright star in the southeast sky
  • What is the bright star in the morning?
  • What is the bright star tonight?

What's that bright star in the Evening Sky...

Updated Nov 2019
The bright evening star in the southwest through the winter months will be the planet Venus.   Saturn will also be in this area of sky, although much dimmer.  Here is the view the evening of Dec. 15th.

What's that bright star in the Morning Sky...

There are very few bright stars in the pre-dawn sky right now.   The brightest of note is Mars, however the planet is on the far side of the solar system and is much dimmer than when closer to Earth.

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