July 26, 2022: The crescent moon makes a spectacular artistic display with Venus before sunrise. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn arc across the sky above Venus. Draco is in the north after twilight ends.
July 25, 2022: The thin crescent moon is nearly caught between the Bull’s horns before daybreak. The four bright planets – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – nearly span the sky before daybreak.
July 23, 2022: A spectacular morning crescent moon is near the Pleiades star cluster before sunrise. The four bright planets – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – continue to parade in the morning sky.
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 19, 2022: The moon is near the Jupiter in the southern sky before daybreak. Pluto is at opposition tonight. Saturn is making its appearance in the east-southeast after twilight ends.
July 18, 2022: The morning planet parade is slowly breaking up. The Venus – Saturn gap continues to widen. Orion’s Bellatrix is making its first morning appearance. Saturn appears in the east-southeast as evening twilight ends.
July 17, 2022: The gibbous moon is between Jupiter and Saturn this morning. Morning Star Venus and Mars are farther eastward. After night falls, Hercules can be seen high in the south.
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 ›
Mars appears at opposition on December 7, 2022. Throughout the summer, autumn and early winter, Mars dances with the stars of Taurus.
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.