July 13, 2021: During the nighttime hours, five bright planets are visible. Jupiter and Saturn are visible from late in the evening until sunrise. Mercury is visible before sunrise, while Venus, Mars, and Venus are in the evening sky.
July 8, 2021: The best morning to see Mercury is with the thin crescent moon this morning. Starting with a binocular, look for them in the east-northeast about 45 minutes before sunrise. Jupiter and Saturn are easy to see in the southern sky about one hour before sunrise.
July 7, 2021: Bright Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury are in the morning sky before sunrise. The Jovian Giant and Ringed Wonder are in the southern sky about one hour before sunrise. Mercury is in the east-northeast to the lower left of the crescent moon.
July 11, 2021: One evening before the Venus – Mars conjunction, the crescent moon joins the scene. Look in the west-northwest for the Evening Star. The crescent moon is to the right of Venus. Use a binocular to locate Mars to the left of Venus.
July 10, 2021: Evening Star Venus approaches Mars for their conjunction it two evenings. At 45 minutes after sunset, look for brilliant Venus low in the west-northwest. Mars is 1.5° to the upper left of Venus. Use a binocular to view Mars with Venus.