2022, April 18: Baked Mercury, Morning Moon

April 18, 2022: Venus, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn are in the eastern sky before sunrise, while the moon is in the southwest.  Mercury is in the west-northwest after sundown.

2021, September – October: Venus and the Scorpion

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.