Look to the north at 9pm and you will find the Big Dipper. If you follow the curve of its handle it will point you to the bright red giant star Arcturus. This star is about 25 times larger than the sun.
On July 27 Mars will reach opposition with Earth becoming brighter and closer than it normally is. This occurs every 26 months providing observers a chance to view the surface of Mars through a telescope.
NASA has sent four rovers to the planet Mars. The first was Sojouner, followed by the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity and the last was Curiosity. NASA will send a 5th rover in 2020.
Full moon occurs tonight around 8pm. During full moon the moon appears much brighter. This occurs because of the opposition effect which occurs because shadows cast on the moon are pointed away from the observer.
You will currently find the planets Mars and Saturn together in the constellation Sagittarius. Saturn rises around 12:30am and Mars rises around 1:30am.