December 19, 20, and 21, 2021: The bright moon leading up to the winter solstice appears in the western sky before sunrise in front of Gemini.
November 22, 2021: NASA Says, “Scientists have added a whopping 301 newly confirmed exoplanets to the total exoplanet tally.”
December 18, 2021: Venus begins to retrograde this evening. It appears in the southwest after sunset, along with bright Jupiter and Saturn. The moon is caught between the Bull’s horns this evening. In the morning sky, Mars passes the star Graffias.
December 16, 17, 18, 2021: The bright moon appears in front of the stars of Taurus. Find them low in the east after sunset and in the western sky before sunrise. The moon is Full at 4:35 a.m. on December 19.
December 16, 2021: Venus and Saturn are closest this evening. Jupiter is to the upper left of Saturn. The bright moon is in the eastern sky. In the morning sky, Mars moves through Scorpius.
December 14, 2021: Jupiter moves into Aquarius this evening. The planet continues to slowly open the gap to Saturn. Along with brilliant Venus, find them in the southwest after sunset. Mars is climbing into the morning sky.
December 17, 2021: NASA’s Eyes on Earth allows you to see any NSAS satellite as well as to study the science data they provide.
December 7-9, 2021: The crescent appears with Jupiter and Saturn in the southern sky after sundown. Meanwhile, Mars continues its slow climb into the morning sky.
December 2-14, 2021: December 2 marks the earliest sunset. This sunset time continues through December 14. Morning planet Mars is in the southeast, while Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter are in the southern sky after sunset.
December 6, 2021: Aldebaran rises at sunset. As the brilliant planet Venus and the crescent moon group in the southwest, Winter’s stars begin to crawl across the eastern horizon