Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: The Moon Breaks Rank and the Milky Way Rises
Although the moon has fallen out of formation with the planets, there is still time in the early morning to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in an orderly line. Look to the south and east through the first week of July - and don't forget to set your alarm clock for about 4 a.m.
Late June is also prime time for locating the Summer Triangle, says Bob King. "Look halfway up the eastern sky as it's getting dark in late June, and you'll spot the three bright stars that make up the figure called the Summer Triangle. A bright portion of the Milky Way appears between them."
To make the most of the short summer nights, Bob recommends heading to the country. For Duluthians, this might mean driving about ten miles north, away from light pollution. Seek out a dirt road with a wide horizon line. And while you're looking up, don't forget to look around; the presence of fireflies will add to the twinkling experience.