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...

The bright stars of winter predominate the evening sky.  The brightest star in the sky, Sirius, is among them.  Look for Sirius as a bright blue white star shining in the southeast during the evening hours.  The only planet is Mars, shining an orangish-red color in the SW sky.  The image below shows where you can find Mars and the brightest stars in the sky tonight.

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

Three of the five visible planets are now in the morning sky.  The bright star to the south at dawn is the planet Jupiter, shining among the stars of the Milky Way.  To its left in the SE is Saturn, a semi-bright yellow star.   Finally the brightest object in the sky after the Sun & Moon, the planet Venus, shines as the brilliant morning star in the east just before sunrise.  

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