October 11, 2021: The waxing moon appears above the spout of the Teapot of Sagittarius. Brilliant Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn are visible after sunset
September 14, 2021: This evening the bright gibbous moon is in a section of the constellation Sagittarius that is frequently known as the Teapot. Additionally, Evening Star Venus, bright Jupiter, and Saturn are in the evening sky.
July 21, 2021: The bright moon is to the upper right of the Teapot of Sagittarius. Use a binocular to see the dimmer stars with the lunar orb.
May 29, 2021: This morning’s bright moon is near the handle of the Teapot of Sagittarius. Bright Jupiter and Saturn are to the east of the gibbous moon.
May 28, 2021: This morning, one hour before sunrise, the bright gibbous moon is near the Teapot of Sagittarius. Farther eastward, Jupiter is moving eastward in front of the stars of Aquarius. Saturn is retrograding in Capricornus.
May 1, 2021: Before sunrise, the bright moon is in the south above the handle of the Teapot of Sagittarius. Morning planets Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast.
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.
April 4, 2021: This morning the Last Quarter moon is near Sagittarius. Jupiter and Saturn are moving eastward in Capricornus. During the evening, Mars is marching eastward through Taurus, below the Bull’s horns.
April 3, 2021: Before sunrise, the bright gibbous moon is near the top of the lid of the Teapot of Sagittarius. Farther east, Jupiter and Saturn are in front of the stars of Capricornus. In the evening, Mars continues its eastward march in Taurus. It is between Aldebaran and Elnath this evening.
For nearly 40 days, Venus moves eastward among the stars of Sagittarius. During early December, it reaches its greatest brightness. It gleams in the southwestern sky after sunset. On November 7, the moon joins Venus. A second grouping occurs on December 6. The planet and the moon appear together in likely their best show of the apparition. Venus is very bright with a crescent moon under it. The planet stops moving eastward after mid-December and begins its rapid descent from the evening sky.