November 25, 2021: Before sunrise, the bright moon appears in front of the dim stars of Cancer. The Beehive star cluster is nearby. Evening Star Venus, Saturn and Jupiter are in the evening sky.
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October 1, 2021: Before sunrise, the lunar crescent is near the Beehive star cluster.
September 4, 2021: The moon’s star cluster tour continues this morning with the Beehive star cluster. In the evening sky, just one day before its conjunction with Spica, find the brilliant planet in the west-southwest after sunset.
August 29, 2021: Before sunrise, the gibbous moon appears near the Pleiades star cluster.
July, 2021: During the early evening sky, Hercules is nearly overhead as evening twilight ends. The constellation has a spectacular star cluster.
June 23 – 30, 2021: Venus is quickly catching Mars in the western sky after sun. Venus passes the Red Planet next month.
June 15 – June 22, 2021: Brilliant Evening Star Venus shines in the west-northwest after sunset. It continues to close the distance to Mars. Venus shines from Gemini, beneath Castor and Pollux. Mars marches eastward in Cancer, approaching the Beehive star cluster.
2021, June 23: Through a binocular, Mars is in front of the Beehive star cluster this evening. The stars Gamma Cancri (γ Cnc) and Delta Cancri (δ Cnc) are in the same binocular field of view as Mars and the cluster.
The Beehive star cluster frequently hosts visits from passing planets. Image Credit On the mornings of September 30 through October 2, Mars appears to move past the Beehive star cluster in Cancer. The fainter constellation occupies the region between… Read More ›