April 11, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are wandering through Capricornus. They can be found low in the southeast before sunrise.
Venus sets at Nautical Twilight on New Year’s Day 2022. It is rapidly moving between the earth and sun, setting about 7 minutes earlier each evening. In only five days it sets at Civil Twilight and then passes inferior conjunction at 6:48 p.m. CST on January 8, 2020. The first morning visibility of Venus starts 3-4 days after the conjunction. It’ll appear about 4° in altitude above the east-southeastern horizon during late morning twilight.
For nearly 40 days, Venus moves eastward among the stars of Sagittarius. During early December, it reaches its greatest brightness. It gleams in the southwestern sky after sunset. On November 7, the moon joins Venus. A second grouping occurs on December 6. The planet and the moon appear together in likely their best show of the apparition. Venus is very bright with a crescent moon under it. The planet stops moving eastward after mid-December and begins its rapid descent from the evening sky.
Venus is low in the western sky after sunset. Find a clear horizon to see it. Forty-five minutes after sunset, the brilliant planet is very low in the sky. Venus begins this observing sequence between the horns of Taurus then steps into Gemini. The moon joins the bright planet on June 11. Venus passes Pollux on June 21.
Venus appears in the evening sky. The chart in this article displays the setting time of Venus compared to the sun, groupings with the Moon, and conjunctions with bright stars and planets.
2021: Venus is the evening star that is visible in the west for the rest of the year beginning in late April. The crescent moon appears with Venus each month. Venus conjunctions occur with Mercury, Mars and bright stars.
March 11, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are becoming easier to see in the southeastern sky before sunrise. Both are leaving bright twilight after their solar conjunctions during January.
March 10, 2021: The crescent moon appears with Jupiter, Mercury, and Saturn during bright morning twilight in the east-southeast.
March 9, 2021: The moon joins Saturn, Jupiter, and Mercury in the southeastern sky before sunrise.
March 8, 2021: The crescent moon begins to approach the morning planets for their monthly grouping. This morning Saturn is about 20° to the lower left of lunar slice. Jupiter and Mercury rise into view during bright morning twilight.