July 16, 2022: Mercury is at superior conjunction today. Four bright planets shine before daybreak. The Milky Way shines during summer evenings. PODCAST FOR THIS ARTICLE by Jeffrey L. Hunt Chicago, Illinois: Sunrise, 5:30 a.m. CDT; Sunset, 8:23 p.m. CDT. … Read More ›
July 15, 2022: The bright gibbous moon appears with Saturn in the planet parade with Jupiter, Mars, and Venus. About three hours after sundown, the moon is with Saturn again in the southeastern sky.
June 20 – 29, 2022: The five bright planets are visible in the eastern sky before sunrise. They are visible in solar system order – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn from the sunrise point
Mars appears at opposition on December 7, 2022. Throughout the summer, autumn and early winter, Mars dances with the stars of Taurus.
July 14, 2022: The moon is visible in the morning with the planet parade – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. It reappears after night falls in the southeast with Saturn.
July 13, 2022: Venus passes between Elnath and Zeta Tauri, the horns of Taurus, this morning. The perigee full moon – sometimes called a supermoon – is visible in the southeastern sky after sunset.
July 12, 2022: As part of the pre-dawn planet parade with Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, Venus is near the horns of Taurus. After sundown, the bright moon is in the handle of the Teapot.
July 11, 2022: Four bright planets – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – are aligned in the morning sky. After sundown, the bright moon is with Ophiuchus.
July 10, 2022: The gap in the four-planet morning parade continues to widen. After sundown, the bright moon is near the star Antares.
July 9, 2022: The Red Planet marches into Aries this morning. It is part of the morning planet parade with Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. As night falls the lunar orb is clearly within the clutches of the Scorpion.