September 18, 2021: Venus moves into the boundaries of the classic Scorpion. Today the pattern is divided into Libra and Scorpius. Each evening watch the position of Venus change compared to the sidereal background.
June 20 – June 23, 2021: The bright moon appears near the classic Scorpion. On the first two evenings, the lunar orb appears near the pincers and on the next two, it’s near the scorpion’s heart.
April 27, 2021: Evening Star Venus and Mercury climb into the evening sky in the west-northwest after sunset. In a darker sky, Mars marches eastward in Gemini, near the feet of the Twins. Look for the moon caught in the pincers of the Scorpion.
April 27, 2021: The bright Pink Moon is in the southwest before sunrise, near the southern pincer of the Scorpion. Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast moving eastward compared to the starry background.
March 31, 2021: Arcturus rises at sunset and can be found low in the east-northeast an hour later. Mars marches eastward in front of the stars of Taurus. The bright gibbous moon rises low in the east-southeast near midnight.
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.
March 4, 2021: The bright moon is in Libra. Jupiter, Mercury, and Saturn are in the east-southeast before sunrise. Mercury nears a conjunction with Jupiter.