May 7, 2022: Venus continues to stretch the gap to Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn in the eastern sky before sunrise. The evening moon is in front of Cancer while Mercury is low in the west-northwest.
March 19, 2022: Venus and Mars are in a footrace toward Saturn leading up to a rare planetary grouping. The morning moon is in the west-southwest. Cancer is in the south during early evening.
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.
June 23 – 30, 2021: Venus is quickly catching Mars in the western sky after sun. Venus passes the Red Planet next month.
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.
March 23, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn continue to slowly climb into the morning sky. They are low in the southeastern sky before sunrise. Brighter Jupiter is to the lower left of Saturn. In the evening sky the bright gibbous moon is in Cancer to the lower left of the Gemini Twin Pollux. Mars is in Taurus near Tau Tauri.