Mornings are for the planets this month, with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn all making appearances, including conjunctions of two different pairs of these planets. The Moon will pass by each of these planets, be full twice, and be eclipsed by Earth’s shadow, but only visibly in certain spots.
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November brings us earlier nights, all the naked-eye planets visible at some point near dusk or dawn, and a couple of close encounters between them. You might catch some Leonid meteors or a lineup of Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the mornings.
We lose a couple planets in October, but Saturn and Venus continue to shine, with Mars getting brighter and higher in the morning.
September has 3 naked eye planets, 2 binocular visible, and some typical close encounters between the Moon and the planets.
August brings us the most anticipated astronomical event of the past few years, the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse across America.
Prepare your instrument to observe July night sky!
June provides us warm nights to check out Jupiter and Saturn, morning views of Venus.
Four visible planets, and not much else, other than an eclipse on Jupiter.