June 6, 2022: The nine classic planets are in the sky simultaneously during late June. Ambitious sky watchers should begin looking soon for Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto before Mercury joins the morning parade.
June 5, 2022: Saturn begins to retrograde today. It leads the morning planet parade before daybreak. As night falls the crescent moon is near the star Regulus and approaching Eta Leonis.
May 11, 2022: Four bright morning planet gems – Venus, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn – are stretched out along the eastern horizon. During the evening hours, Mercury recedes into bright twilight.
May 9, 2022: Morning Star Venus, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn are strung along the eastern sky before sunrise. After sundown, the gibbous moon is near the Sickle of Leo, while Mercury is low in the west-northwest.
May 8, 2022: Four bright planets – Venus, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn – stretch across the eastern sky. As night falls, the First Quarter moon is near Leo as Mercury is low in the west-northwest.
April 12, 2022: Jupiter slowly enters the morning sky, joining Venus, Mars, and Saturn. After sunset, Mercury is in the west-northwest, while the moon is in the middle of Leo.
April 11, 2022: Jupiter is slowly entering the morning sky, making four bright planets in the eastern sky before sunrise. During the evening, the moon appears near the Sickle of Leo.
March 19, 2022: Venus and Mars are in a footrace toward Saturn leading up to a rare planetary grouping. The morning moon is in the west-southwest. Cancer is in the south during early evening.
March 17, 2022: Venus and Mars move closer to Saturn in the southeastern sky before sunup. The bright Full moon illuminates the night sky.
March 16, 2022: Venus closes to 3.9° of Mars, a minimum separation. This planet duo moves toward Saturn. The bright moon is near the Lion’s haunches as night falls.