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2022, December 28: Bright Planet Display Finale

December 28, 2022: Not until 2028 are the five bright planets visible again.  Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars are strung across the evening sky.  The opportunity to see them is quickly ending.

Venus as a Morning Star Gallery 2020-2021

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Mars Opposition 2022

Mars appears at opposition on December 7, 2022. Throughout the summer, autumn and early winter, Mars dances with the stars of Taurus.

2022:  Venus as a Morning Star

During 2022, Morning Star Venus puts on a magnificent dance with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the moon in eastern sky before sunrise. Next Event: Venus, Mars, and the moon gather, January 29, 2022.

2021 – 2022, Venus – Mars Triple Conjunction

During 2021 into 2022, Venus passes Mars three times for a triple conjunction.  The first occurs on July 12, 2021.  The others occur during early 2022, followed by a close approach of the two planets.

2020: Great Conjunction Slideshow

On December 21, 2020, Jupiter passes Saturn in a conjunction. Because they are infrequent, occurring every 19.6 years, they are called great conjunctions