April 25, 2021: Mercury passes Evening Star Venus this evening after sunset. Look low in the western sky about 20 minutes after sunset. Mars is marching eastward in Gemini, near the star cluster Messier 35. The bright moon is near Spica.
April 24, 2021: Brilliant Evening Star Venus and bright Mercury are entering the evening sky. They are low in the west-northwest during evening twilight. The bright moon is in the southeast in Virgo. Mars moves into Gemini as it approaches the star cluster Messier 35.
April 24, 2021: The bright gibbous moon is near a star in Virgo during the early morning. From parts of the Western Hemisphere, the moon covers the star. Before sunrise, bright morning planets, Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise.
April 12, 2021: Spica rises at sunset. It is low in the east-southeast during the early evening hours. Mars is halfway up in the west as it moves between the Bull’s horns.
March 30, 2021: The bright moon is in the southwest before sunrise, to the upper left of Spica. Saturn and Jupiter are low in the southeastern sky. After sunset, Mars is in the west-southwest in front of Taurus. The gibbous moon is low in the southeast, near Zubenelgenubi, four hours after sunset.
March 29, 2021: Mars is in the west-southwest after sunset, above the “V” of Taurus. The moon is low in the eastern sky about two hours after sunset.
March 29, 2021: The first Full moon of Spring shines in the western sky this morning before sunrise, near the star Spica. Farther eastward, Jupiter and Saturn shine from the southeastern sky.
March 27, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are the bright morning planets in the southeast before sunrise. In the evening, the nearly full moon’s light nearly washes away the dimmer stars. It is in front of the stars of Virgo and to the lower left of Leo. Mars continues its eastward march in Taurus. Find the Red Planet in the west after sunset.
. Venus passes Spica on September 5. A nice grouping of Venus, the moon, and Spica occurs on September 9. Near mid-month, Venus begins to rapidly close on Earth. The planet quickly brightens in the sky. After late September, Venus begins to set after the end of evening twilight.