2022, January: Venus Into Bright Twilight, Inferior Conjunction

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2022, January 3: Thirty minutes after sunset Venus and the moon are only 4° up in the west-southwest about 30 minutes after sunset. The moon is 11° to left of the planet.

Venus sets at Nautical Twilight on New Year’s Day 2022.  It is rapidly moving between the earth and sun, setting about 7 minutes earlier each evening.  In only five days it sets at Civil Twilight and then passes inferior conjunction at 6:48 p.m. CST on January 8, 2020.  The first morning visibility of Venus starts 3-4 days after the conjunction.  It’ll appear about 4° in altitude above the east-southeastern horizon during late morning twilight.

Just three evenings into the new year, catch the crescent moon with Venus.  They are only 4° up in the west-southwest about 45 minutes after sunset.  The moon is 11° to left of the planet.

2022: January 8: Venus is at inferior conjunction, between Earth and Sun. It rapidly moves into the morning sky.

On January 8, Venus moves between Earth and the sun (inferior conjunction).  Less than a week after its conjunction ir appears very low in the east-southeast before sunrise.

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2021, April 29: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars in Gemini

April 29, 2021: Evening Star Venus and bright Mercury are in the west-northwest during bright twilight.  As the sky darkens, Mars is at the feet of Gemini in the western sky.  Through a binocular the Red Planet is above the star cluster Messier 35.

2021, April 28: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars, Moon

April 28, 2021: Evening Star Venus and bright Mercury are low in the west-northwest during bright evening twilight.  Later during the evening, Mars is at the feet of Gemini.  Use a binocular to spot the star cluster Messier 35 below the Red Planet.  Near midnight, the moon is in the southeast near Antares.

2021, April 28: Morning Moon in Pincers, Jupiter Saturn

Advertisements April 28, 2021: This morning the bright moon appears to be caught in the pincers of the Scorpion and near the creature’s forehead.  Bright morning planets Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise. by Jeffrey L. Hunt Chicago, Illinois:  Sunrise, 5:51 a.m. CDT; Sunset, 7:46 p.m. CDT.  Check local sources for sunrise… Read More ›



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