February 23, 2022: Brilliant Morning Star Venus and Mars are in the south before sunup, while the moon is in the south. The bright stars of winter make a letter in the night sky.
February 17, 2022: Venus and Mars are in the morning, as Mercury departs. The moon is in the western morning sky. Jupiter leaves the evening sky. Auriga is nearly overhead.
February 16, 2022: The second Venus – Mars conjunction of a triple conjunction occurs this morning. Mercury is at greatest elongation. The nearly-full moon is in the west-northwest before sunrise.
February 15, 2022: Mars nears a conjunction with Venus, the second of a triple conjunction. Jupiter is disappearing from the evening sky. The bright evening moon is near Leo
February 14: 2022: Venus is at its greatest brilliancy this morning. It is joined by Mercury and Mars. Jupiter slips in the evening sky. A bright evening moon.
February 13, 2022: This morning Venus reaches its largest rising time interval before sunup. Mars and Mercury are in the southeastern sky with the brilliant Morning Star. Jupiter is the lone bright planet in the evening sky.
February 12, 2022: Venus, Mercury, and Mars dance in the morning sky. Jupiter slips into evening twilight. The moon is in Gemini.
February 11, 2022: Venus, Mercury, and Mars are in the southeast before sunrise. Jupiter is in the west-southwest after sundown. The moon looks like it’s being kicked by Castor.
The Evening Sky, 2022: The evening sky has planetary activity at the beginning of the year. Mercury makes its best evening appearance during April. The moon makes its monthly appearance with bright stars along the ecliptic. See five planets at year’s end.
February 9, 2022: After sunset, the gibbous moon, Aldebaran, and the Hyades snugly fit into a binocular field. Jupiter is low in the west-southwest. Before sunup, brilliant Venus, Mercury, and Mars are in the southeast. PODCAST FOR THIS ARTICLE by… Read More ›