2022, February 7: Planetary Alignments, Evening Moon

February 7, 2022:  Venus, Mercury, and Mars shine in the southeast before sunup.  Jupiter is low in the west-southwest and the moon is high in the sky after sundown.

March 17, 2021: Morning Planets, Evening Crescent, Mars

March 17, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are low in the southeastern sky before sunrise. During the early evening the lunar crescent is about one-third of the way up in the sky to the upper left of Hamal, the brightest star in Aries. Mars is higher in the sky in Taurus. This evening it makes a pretty triangle with two dim stars.