Halloween month brings us some spooooooooky astronomy. Saturn and Jupiter soar ominously above, Mars creeps in, and rocks fall from the sky.
2022 is the summer of morning planets! Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and Venus are all quite prominent. Throughout the summer, get up early to see the weeks where the Moon drives by the planets, and maybe catch a few meteors in August, as some of the planets return to the evening skies.
It’s summer time. What to look up on Summer 2022 especially in July? More on Observing with Webb at #365DaysOfAstro
2022 is the summer of morning planets! Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and Venus are all quite prominent, with Mercury stopping by in June.
Lunar Eclipse Month!!! Get ready for a May that boasts a wonderful blood moon and an array of morning planets all month long.
Quite the exciting month for planets…if you like getting up early. 4 of the 5 visible planets are hanging out together in the mornings, with Mercury having its best apparition for the year in the evenings, along with two conjunctions of morning planets and some possible meteors.
Enjoy the increasing daylight and temperature as we witness a planetary dance in the mornings, while preparing for a fantastic close encounter between three planets and the Moon in the last week.
It’s not often we get a month with almost no events, other than your normal moon phases, however, we do end February with a wonderful close encounter between the Moon, Mars, and Venus, and preview some future morning planets.
Why get out there in the cold of January? It’s a time of transitions and wonder. We’ve got a meteor showers, plenty of lunar encounters, planets changing, and very long nights.
Why get out there in the cold of December? It’s a time of transitions and wonder. We’ve got a meteor shower, plenty of lunar encounters, potentially a comet, planets visible but changing, and very long nights.