inferior conjunction

2022, January 17: Four Bright Planets

January 17, 2022:  Morning Star Venus joins Mars in the southeastern sky before sunrise.  Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southwest during the evening’s early hours.  Look for the moon near the star Pollux.

2022, January 14: Hello, Venus!

January 14, 2022: Brilliant Morning Star Venus is emerging from bright twilight to appear in the eastern sky before sunrise.  Mars is visible earlier during twilight.  Three bright planets – Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury – and the moon are in the early evening sky.