July 16, 2022: Mercury is at superior conjunction today. Four bright planets shine before daybreak. The Milky Way shines during summer evenings. PODCAST FOR THIS ARTICLE by Jeffrey L. Hunt Chicago, Illinois: Sunrise, 5:30 a.m. CDT; Sunset, 8:23 p.m. CDT. … Read More ›
During 2022, Morning Star Venus puts on a magnificent dance with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the moon in eastern sky before sunrise. Next Event: Venus, Mars, and the moon gather, January 29, 2022.
March 26, 2021: Venus reaches its superior conjunction today. The sun is between Earth and the planet.
January 21, 2021: Several bright stars are in the morning sky. This morning look for Antares in the east-southeast. Mercury – near its greatest elongation – is in the west-southwest after sunset. Mars and the moon are near each other. Planet Uranus is near Mars.