February 16, 2022: The second Venus – Mars conjunction of a triple conjunction occurs this morning. Mercury is at greatest elongation. The nearly-full moon is in the west-northwest before sunrise.
The Evening Sky, 2022: The evening sky has planetary activity at the beginning of the year. Mercury makes its best evening appearance during April. The moon makes its monthly appearance with bright stars along the ecliptic. See five planets at year’s end.
February 2-9, 2022: Mercury joins Venus and Mars as morning planets in the southeast before sunrise. Mars moves in for its conjunction with Venus.
January 30, 2022: Morning Star Venus’ retrograde in the east-southeast before sunrise. Venus joins Mars in the morning sky. Jupiter is the lone bright planet in the evening sky.
February 2, 2022: Mars passes the top of the Teapot of Sagittarius before sunrise. After sundown, the crescent moon appears with Jupiter in the west-southwest. Venus and Mercury are in the morning sky with the Red Planet.
January 29, 2022: Morning Star Venus, Mars, and the lunar crescent are loosely grouped together in the southeastern sky before sunrise. Mercury is slowly entering the morning sky. Bright Jupiter is lone bright planet in the evening sky, setting about two hours after sundown.
2022: The morning sky is full of planet activity. Morning Star Venus passes Mars, Saturn and Jupiter. Look eastward for the dance of planets before sunrise during the year.
During 2022, Morning Star Venus puts on a magnificent dance with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the moon in eastern sky before sunrise. Next Event: Venus, Mars, and the moon gather, January 29, 2022.
January 28, 2022: Within a few minutes, Sirius rises at sunset this evening. About two hours after sundown, find it in the southeastern sky with the other bright stars of Winter.
During 2021 into 2022, Venus passes Mars three times for a triple conjunction. The first occurs on July 12, 2021. The others occur during early 2022, followed by a close approach of the two planets.
March 6, 2022: The third Venus-Mars conjunction in a triple conjunction series occurs this morning. The crescent moon is in the western evening sky.
March 5, 2022: Jupiter is at its solar conjunction today. Venus and Mars are in the morning sky. The crescent moon graces the evening sky.
March 4, 2022: Two mornings before their second conjunction of three, brilliant Venus and Mars are in the southeast before sunrise. The thin evening moon is visible in the west-southwest after sunset.
March 3, 2022: Brilliant Venus and Mars approach their third conjunction in a series. The crescent moon returns to the evening’s western sky.
March 2, 2022: Venus and Mars are in the southeast before sunrise. The two planets are racing toward a conjunction on March 6 and a close approach on March 16.
March 1, 2022: Venus and Mars are in an eastward footrace leading up to their conjunction on March 6, 2022. Later in the month three planets and the moon bunch together.
February 28, 2022: Brilliant Morning Star Venus and Mars are in the southeast before sunup. Which binocular should I buy for sky watching?
February 27, 2022: Venus, Mars, and the lunar crescent bunch together for a predawn conjunction. Cassiopeia, the Queen, and other characters from mythology are in the northwest after sunset.
February 26, 2022: The crescent moon joins Morning Star Venus and Mars. In the evening, Polaris – the North Star – reliably shines from the north.