Venus shines bright at sunset all month, with Mars nearby, while Saturn, Jupiter, and even Mercury shine in the mornings, and the Beehive Cluster gets two wandering guests, all in the solstice month of June.
Venus shines bright all month, Mercury makes a 3 week appearance, Mars hangs out with Gemini, Saturn continues its morning planet season, and the Lyrids have excellent observing conditions.
Venus bright all month, Jupiter disappears, Mars hangs out with Taurus, Saturn begins its morning planet season, and Mercury peaks in for a taste of the action toward the end of the month.
Venus bright all month, Saturn disappears, Jupiter closes in on Venus, and Mars shines high and bright all month.
Not too much going on this January, other than lots of planets to see, Saturn and Venus passing within 1˚, and PERHAPS a naked-eye comet.
December ends the year on a high note, providing us glimpses of all the planets, the major ones being conveniently visible, an occultation of Mars, a modest meteor shower, and plenty of telescope targets.
Thanksgiving, 3 planets, a meteor shower (with the possibility of a storm), and a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE. Prepare your instrument as November is going to be great!
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