August 16, 2021: Mercury and Mars are visible through a binocular during bright twilight. As night falls, Venus, Saturn and Jupiter are visible. The gibbous moon is near Antares.
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.
June 21, 2021: Jupiter begins retrograde, moving westward compared to the distant stars, today. The Jovian Giant, among the stars of Aquarius, is in the southern sky before sunrise.
May 25, 2021: The bright moon is in the southwest this morning. Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky before sunrise. Jupiter, brighter than all the stars this morning, is moving eastward among the stars of Aquarius. Saturn, to the upper right of Jupiter, is retrograding in Capricornus.
May 22, 2021: Saturn, the Ringed Wonder, begins its retrograde motion today. The planet is in the southern sky to the upper right of bright Jupiter before sunrise. The planet is at opposition on August 2, and ends its retrograde motion on October 10.
May 19, 2021: The display of five planets continues. Jupiter and Saturn are morning planets, visible in the southeast before sunrise. After sunset, brilliant Evening Star Venus, Mercury, and Mars are in the western sky. The half-full moon is to the upper left of Regulus.
May 12, 2021: Before sunrise bright Jupiter, in front of Aquarius, is in the southeast before sunrise. Saturn is to the upper right of Jupiter, in Capricornus. In a few mornings, Saturn begins to retrograde.