I have been going out to watch the lightning bug show here in NC around 9:30 each night. Fond memories of my 10 year old daughter chasing them around the yard Also I check out Venus shining brightly in the NW. I see it about 10* above the horizon and see it's climbing higher each night. How far up will it go before heading back down?
My Sky Safari App gives me a lot of info on the planet. Right now it says it's at mag.3.9 and I can see it down as low as 4*. I see it's going to pair up with Mars next week. Have to grab one of my grab scopes to see both in the same EP view.
Clear skies and have a good 4th and stay safe!