Over in the west, Venus and Mercury are dancing together in the dusk. Venus itself is in the opening weeks of a six-month evening engagement that will just get better and better toward year's end.
In the south, King Jupiter is holding court amid the stars of Sagittarius. It provides a dazzling anchor to the summer Milky Way, which arches overhead through the Summer Triangle and descends into the easy-to-spot "W" of Cassiopeia.
Get all these details and more by downloading September's audio sky tour. It's a 5.5-megabyte MP3 file that runs 6m 00s.