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 July 2019
The stars of summer are shining bright to the south at this time of year.  The brightest star in the sky this summer is actually the planet Jupiter.   Jupiter will shine bright in the southern sky all this summer.   Joining Jupiter, to its left, is the planet Saturn.  Saturn will appear as a semi-bright yellow star.

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

It is hard to believe, but the stars of the winter sky are making their return in the morning sky.   Among them is Sirius, the brightest star in the sky.   Also look for the bright stars of Orion.

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