August 20, 2022: Today is the Mars-Pleiades conjunction. This is the last morning to see the four planets – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – parade together across the sky. Saturn is disappearing in the west-southwest as Venus appears in the east-northeast.
August 19, 2022: This morning Mars, the moon, and Pleiades easily fit into a binocular field of view. This is a rare, compact gathering. Look for it high in the southeast during morning twilight.
August 18, 2022: The moon approaches Mars and the Pleiades before their rare grouping tomorrow morning. The Milky Way is visible on moonless August evenings.
August 17, 2022: This morning the moon appears along the string of four morning planets that stretch from horizon to horizon. Without a bright moon, look for the Milky Way after the end of evening twilight.
August 16, 2022: Sirius is making its first morning appearance before sunrise. The gibbous moon is along an arc that includes the four bright morning planets, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
August 15, 2022: Before sunrise, the bright gibbous moon is near bright Jupiter. Mars nears the Pleaides star cluster. Both are in a binocular field of view.
August 14, 2022: Saturn is at opposition today. It rises in the southeast, appearing to move westward during the night. Mars begins its approach to the Pleiades star cluster before sunrise.
August 13, 2022: Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, along with the moon, are nearing the end of the morning planet parade. The bright moon is near Saturn before sunrise and after sunset.
August 11, 2022: The four bright planets – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – are along an arc from the west-southwest horizon to the east-northeast skyline. The perigean moon is near Saturn after sunset.
August 10, 2022: The four bright morning planets – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – continue to parade across the morning sky. The bright moon leads Saturn and Jupiter westward during the evening hours.