February 4, 2022: The sun is between Saturn and Earth today. This is Saturn’s conjunction. The language of sky watching.
February 3, 2021: Winter’s midpoint occurs this evening at 9:46 p.m. CDT. Groundhog Day is near the midway point of the season.
February 2-9, 2022: Mercury joins Venus and Mars as morning planets in the southeast before sunrise. Mars moves in for its conjunction with Venus.
January 30, 2022: Morning Star Venus’ retrograde in the east-southeast before sunrise. Venus joins Mars in the morning sky. Jupiter is the lone bright planet in the evening sky.
February 5, 2022: Venus begins its interval of greatest brightness in the morning sky, with Mercury and Mars nearby. Jupiter and the crescent moon are in the evening sky.
February 2, 2022: Mars passes the top of the Teapot of Sagittarius before sunrise. After sundown, the crescent moon appears with Jupiter in the west-southwest. Venus and Mercury are in the morning sky with the Red Planet.
January 18, 2022: Saturn slowly leaves the evening sky. Bright Jupiter oversees the act from higher in the southwest. In the morning, Venus, Mars, and the moon brighten the predawn sky.
January 29, 2022: Morning Star Venus, Mars, and the lunar crescent are loosely grouped together in the southeastern sky before sunrise. Mercury is slowly entering the morning sky. Bright Jupiter is lone bright planet in the evening sky, setting about two hours after sundown.
January 17, 2022: Morning Star Venus joins Mars in the southeastern sky before sunrise. Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southwest during the evening’s early hours. Look for the moon near the star Pollux.
January 16, 2022: Mercury is leaving the evening sky, followed by Saturn. Bright Jupiter is in the southwest after sundown. Venus and Mars are in the southeast before sunup.