The bright stars of September’s morning shine from the east before sunrise.
by Jeffrey L. Hunt
Venus and Sirius shine from a spectacularly clear sky this morning during twilight. Venus is making its way through the dim stars of Cancer. It is to the lower right of the Gemini Twins – Castor and Pollux.
Sirius, the brightest nighttime star, is beneath Orion and its bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
Three stars – Betelgeuse, Procyon, and Sirius – make the Winter Triangle. These stars are prominent in the evening sky during the winter months in the northern hemisphere.
January 20, 2021: Mercury is low in the west-southwest after sunset. The bright moon is to the lower right of Mars, while the Red Planet passes planet Uranus.
January 19, 2021: Mercury is low in the west-southwest after sunset. The moon is approaching Mars before their grouping tomorrow evening. Mars nears the planet Uranus before tomorrow’s conjunction.
January 18, 2021: Without a bright morning planet, bright Arcturus and the constellation Bootes the Herdsman is high in the south. The crescent moon is in the early evening sky. Mars is near the planet Uranus. They are high in the south-southeast as night falls.
Categories: Sky Watching