October 16, 2021: At the beginning of morning twilight, the bright stars of the Orion region of the sky shine brightly from the southern sky.
October 15, 2021: Brilliant Evening Star Venus is near the star Antares this evening after sunset. Another star in Scorpius, Al Niyat, along with Venus and Antares mark the corners of a small celestial triangle.
October 13-15, 2021: The waxing gibbous moon passes the bright evening planets, Saturn and Jupiter. Look for them in the south-southeast after sunset.
October 12, 2021: The moon, Saturn, and Jupiter are strung along the southern sky this evening after sunset. Venus continues its trek through Scorpius.
October 11, 2021: The waxing moon appears above the spout of the Teapot of Sagittarius. Brilliant Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn are visible after sunset
November 19, 2021: A morning lunar eclipse is visible from across most of North America. The moon is almost completely immersed in Earth’s shadow at 3:02 a.m. CST.
October 10, 2021: Saturn’s retrograde ends this evening. It slowly resumes its eastward motion compared to the starry background. The bright planet pack – Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn – is easily visible after sunset.
October 2 – October 16, 2021: NASA is pausing operational commands with the spacecraft exploring Mars as the Red Planet nears its conjunction with the sun.
October 8, 2021: The crescent moon approaches Venus in the western sky this evening, leading up to tomorrow’s close grouping of Venus, the crescent moon, and the three stars of the Scorpion’s head.
October 7, 2021: The lunar crescent returns to the evening sky for a short visit in the western sky after sunset. The bright planet pack – Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn – are visible during the early evening.