January 13, 2022: Mercury and Saturn are still close to their near-conjunction point. The gap between them is a little wider this evening. Jupiter is the “bright star” in the southwest, to the upper left of Saturn after sundown. The evening moon is in front of Taurus. In the morning, Mars continues its slow climb into the morning sky, while Venus is zipping through pre-dawn twilight
January 12, 2022: Mercury moves to 3.4° to Saturn. This quasi-conjunction, or near conjunction, of the two planets is visible in southwest about 45 minutes after sunset. Jupiter is to Saturn’s upper left. The bright moon is near the Pleiades. Before sunrise, look for Mars low in the southeast. Venus is becoming visible during bright twilight.
February 23, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are returning to the morning sky. Before sunrise, Mercury is near Saturn in a quasi-conjunction, a near conjunction. Mercury does not pass Saturn. During the evening, Mars is closing in on the Pleiades star cluster while the bright moon is near Pollux.