This is my third night sky observation, for 8/12/09, at around 10 pm.
There was no moon again tonight, but Mars was out, spotted by my brother. There were a lot fo stars out tonight, perhaps even more than yesterday. I found Sirius, and I also found Orion and Perseus, which was near Auriga. I found the big dipper with easy, without the telescope, and found the North Star. It is actually quite a dim star, hard to see sometimes. Hard to believe that people used this star to navigate themselves! Because I'm observing the night sky alot, it is getting very easy for me to distinguish and find the constellations.
I hope the moon will be out tomorrow, and I plan to observe Venus.