July 20, 2021: The five planets are visible during the nighttime hours. Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury are in the morning sky. Venus and Mars hang above the western horizon after sunset, followed by Jupiter and Saturn return to the evening sky.
July 19, 2021: Venus continues its dance with Mars and Regulus in the western evening sky. Look for them forty-five minutes after sunset.
July 18, 2021: All five bright planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – are visible during the nighttime hours. Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury in the sky before sunrise. Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are in the sky after sundown.
July 17, 2021: Evening Star Venus and Mars continue their seemingly choregraphed line dance in the western sky after sunset. Venus is east of Mars and moving toward the star Regulus.
July 16, 2021: Evening Star Venus races away from Mars and toward Regulus in the western sky. The moon is near the star Spica.
July 15, 2021: Each evening the moon continues to move eastward with a waxing phase while Venus and Mars dance in the western sky.
July 14, 2021: This evening, look for the crescent moon to the upper left of the Evening Star Venus. Regulus is to the upper left of Venus, while Mars is to the lower right.
July 13, 2021: During the nighttime hours, five bright planets are visible. Jupiter and Saturn are visible from late in the evening until sunrise. Mercury is visible before sunrise, while Venus, Mars, and Venus are in the evening sky.
July 11, 2021: One evening before the Venus – Mars conjunction, the crescent moon joins the scene. Look in the west-northwest for the Evening Star. The crescent moon is to the right of Venus. Use a binocular to locate Mars to the left of Venus.
July 10, 2021: Evening Star Venus approaches Mars for their conjunction it two evenings. At 45 minutes after sunset, look for brilliant Venus low in the west-northwest. Mars is 1.5° to the upper left of Venus. Use a binocular to view Mars with Venus.