July 22, 2022: In the morning planet parade, the crescent moon is between Mars and the Pleiades star cluster. Through a binocular the moon is near Uranus. After sundown, Ophiuchus is in the south.
July 11, 2022: Four bright planets – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – are aligned in the morning sky. After sundown, the bright moon is with Ophiuchus.
January 16, 2022: Mercury is leaving the evening sky, followed by Saturn. Bright Jupiter is in the southwest after sundown. Venus and Mars are in the southeast before sunup.
October 29, 2021: Venus reaches its greatest elongation from the sun. It is in the evening sky with Jupiter and Saturn. The crescent moon and Mercury are in the eastern sky before sunrise.
October 25, 2021: This morning the bright gibbous moon seems to be caught between the horns of Taurus. Mercury is making its best morning appearance. The planet pack – Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn are in the evening sky.
October 21-November 1, 2021: Brilliant Venus steps through Ophiuchus to the upper left of the star Antares in the southwest after sunset . Afterward, the planet steps farther eastward.
October 21, 2021: The bright moon is low in the west about an hour before sunrise. Mercury is in the east at about the same altitude as Arcturus. Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter shine from the evening sky.
April 30, 2021: The bright, morning gibbous moon is between Antares and Sagittarius, among the stars of Ophiuchus. Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky before sunrise.
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.