greatest elongation

2022, June 20 – 29: 5 Planets Visible in Order from Sun

June 20 – 29, 2022:  The five bright planets are visible in the eastern sky before sunrise.  They are visible in solar system order – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn from the sunrise point

2021, September – October: Venus and the Scorpion

Venus moves through the classic Scorpion (Libra, Scorpius, and Ophiuchus) during 46 days. Venus sets later each evening and brightens in the sky. On October 9, the moon is near Venus and Delta Scorpii. A week later, Venus passes Antares. Look for an evening half phase through a telescope near the end of October and the evening greatest elongation.