FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
■ Before and during early dawn on Saturday morning the 6th, spot the waning crescent Moon in the south-southeast with Antares some 4° or 5° to its lower right, as shown below.
The waning Moon steps down over Scorpius before and during dawn, as it nears its new-moon rendezvous with the Sun that will end its current lunation.
■ High in the northern sky these moonless evenings, in the seemingly empty wastes between Capella overhead and Polaris due north, sprawls big, dim Camelopardalis, the Giraffe — perhaps the biggest often-visible constellation you don’t know. Unless you have