January 15, 2022: Saturn and Mercury are slowly fading into bright twilight. Jupiter stands in the southwest after sunset. The bright moon is farther eastward. Morning Star Venus is beginning to appear with Mars before sunrise.
September 22, 2021: The sun’s light is most direct at the equator at 2:21 p.m. CDT, signaling the beginning of the autumn season in the northern hemisphere.
August 23, 2021: Later during the evening the moon appears in the region of stars that have tail names.
July 20, 2021: The five planets are visible during the nighttime hours. Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury are in the morning sky. Venus and Mars hang above the western horizon after sunset, followed by Jupiter and Saturn return to the evening sky.
July 10-18 2021: Before sunrise Jupiter and Saturn are in the south-southwest before sunrise. Through a binocular watch them move westward compared to the starry background.
June 17, 2021: At mid-month, bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southern sky before sunrise. Saturn is retrograding in Capricornus. Jupiter’s eastward direction is slowing as it turns westward to retrograde beginning June 21.
May 30, 2021 – June 2, 2021: The gibbous moon passes bright Jupiter and Saturn before sunrise each morning. May 30, the moon is the lower right of Saturn. May 31, the moon is to the lower left of Saturn. On June 1 and June 2, the lunar orb is near Jupiter.
May 23, 2021: Five bright planets parade across the sky. Jupiter and Saturn are visible before sunrise in the southeastern sky. The star Fomalhaut is becoming visible below bright Jupiter and near the horizon. After sundown, Evening Star Venus, Mercury, and Mars are in the western sky. The bright moon is in the southeastern sky during the nighttime hours.