FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
■ The Moon, a day past full, rises in late twilight. Once it’s well up look for Regulus 4° or 5° to its right or lower right, and Algieba, slightly fainter, a similar distance to the Moon’s left or lower left.
Those are the two brightest stars of the Sickle of Leo. Will the others be lost in the moonlight?
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30
■ Once it’s fully dark, spot the equilateral Winter Triangle in the southeast. Sirius is its brightest and lowest star. Betelgeuse stands high above Sirius, by about two fists at arm’s length. To the left