July 29, 2021: Jupiter and Mars are 180° apart along the ecliptic. Dim Mars sets in the west-northwest as Jupiter rises in the east-southeast. This event signals that soon both appear in the sky simultaneously.
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 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 21, 2021: This evening Venus and Jupiter are in opposite directions from Earth, 180° apart along the plane of the solar system. Jupiter rises as Venus sets, signaling that they appear in the sky at the same time.
July 10-18 2021: Before sunrise Jupiter and Saturn are in the south-southwest before sunrise. Through a binocular watch them move westward compared to the starry background.
July 1, 2021: Saturn and Mars are in opposite directions in the sky. Mars sets as Saturn rises. In about a week, the two planets are visible in the sky at the same time. This event signals that the planet parade is starting to reorganize. During July, three other planet – planet oppositions occur, leading up to a challenging view of the five bright planets during mid-August.
Advertisements by Jeffrey L. Hunt This morning bright Jupiter shines from about one-third of the way up in the southern sky. It is to the right of Saturn. Both planets are retrograding – an illusion that occurs each year… Read More ›
Mars is at opposition, October 13, 2020.