Highlights of the Summer Sky

This graphic gives a few highlights for sky this summer, in northern hemisphere.

Viewed as a clock face centered at the bottom, early summer sky events fan out toward the left, while late summer events are projected toward the right.

Objects relatively close to Earth are illustrated, in general, as nearer to the cartoon figure with the telescope at the bottom center — although almost everything pictured can be seen without a telescope. Highlights of this summer’s sky include that Jupiter will be visible after sunset during June, while Saturn will be visible after sunset during August.

source APOD