July 20, 2022: Today is the anniversary of the first moon landing. In the morning sky, the moon is between Mars and Jupiter. Saturn rises into the southeastern sky during the evening hours.
July 16, 2022: Mercury is at superior conjunction today. Four bright planets shine before daybreak. The Milky Way shines during summer evenings. PODCAST FOR THIS ARTICLE by Jeffrey L. Hunt Chicago, Illinois: Sunrise, 5:30 a.m. CDT; Sunset, 8:23 p.m. CDT. … Read More ›
July 14, 2022: The moon is visible in the morning with the planet parade – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. It reappears after night falls in the southeast with Saturn.
July 10, 2022: The gap in the four-planet morning parade continues to widen. After sundown, the bright moon is near the star Antares.
July 9, 2022: The Red Planet marches into Aries this morning. It is part of the morning planet parade with Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. As night falls the lunar orb is clearly within the clutches of the Scorpion.
June 19, 2022: How frequently are the five bright planets in order from the sun to create a morning or evening planet parade? The five planets are in the sky before daybreak.
June 18, 2022: The moon joins the morning planet parade. Find it near Saturn before daybreak. After sunset, Arcturus is high in the southwestern sky.
June 10, 2022: Today four morning planets shine in the east before sunrise. Today is the earliest sunrise time. The bright evening moon is between Spica and the Scorpion’s pincers.
April 16, 2022: Four bright planets – Venus, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn – are in the eastern sky before sunrise. The moon is visible in the morning and evening. Mercury is in the west-northwest after sunset.
April 3, 2022: Mars is nearing its close conjunction with Saturn, while brilliant Venus is nearby. In the evening sky, the thin crescent moon displays earthshine.