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2022, September 11: Moon, Jupiter, Mars in Taurus

September 11, 2022: The moon and Jupiter can be seen together throughout the night.  Mars continues its eastward march with Taurus.  Use a binocular to see it in the constellation’s rich starfields

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