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 ›
July 15, 2022: The bright gibbous moon appears with Saturn in the planet parade with Jupiter, Mars, and Venus. About three hours after sundown, the moon is with Saturn again in the southeastern sky.
Mars appears at opposition on December 7, 2022. Throughout the summer, autumn and early winter, Mars dances with the stars of Taurus.
July 14, 2022: The moon is visible in the morning with the planet parade – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. It reappears after night falls in the southeast with Saturn.
July 12, 2022: As part of the pre-dawn planet parade with Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, Venus is near the horns of Taurus. After sundown, the bright moon is in the handle of the Teapot.
July 11, 2022: Four bright planets – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – are aligned in the morning sky. After sundown, the bright moon is with Ophiuchus.
July 10, 2022: The gap in the four-planet morning parade continues to widen. After sundown, the bright moon is near the star Antares.
July 9, 2022: The Red Planet marches into Aries this morning. It is part of the morning planet parade with Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. As night falls the lunar orb is clearly within the clutches of the Scorpion.
July 8, 2022: The four bright morning planets – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – stretch across the morning sky before daybreak. After sundown, the bright gibbous moon is near the scorpion’s pincers.
July 7, 2022: Four bright planets – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – are lined up in the sky before daybreak. After sunset, the gibbous moon is near Spica.