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John Jardine Goss

Visible planets, stars, moon, more, late January and February

Find out how to see the visible planets, such as Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, in late January and early February 2022.

Moon and 4 planets after sunset January 3 to 5

See the moon and four planets after sunset January 3 to 5, 2022. It'll be tough to spot Venus and Mercury. Jupiter and Saturn will be much easier.

Best of 2022: Night sky scenes not to miss

Best of 2022: Night sky scenes chosen for you by the editors of EarthSky that you won't want to miss. Mark your calendars now!

Watch for Mercury, too, as 2021 ends

Watch for Mercury, the sun's innermost planet, as 2021 ends. Bright Venus will be falling into the sunset glare. Mercury will be nearby.

Moon, Mars and Antares as 2021 ends

Moon, Mars and Antares: Start watching the east a few days before December 31, 2021, for red Mars and red Antares. On December 31, the moon will join the show.

Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus December 6 to December 9

Wow! What a sight. The moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus all in your western sky after sunset. Watch for them December 6 to 9, 2021.

Waning moon meets Zubenelgenubi morning of December 2

The waning moon meets Zubenelgenubi, a bright star in the contellation Libra the Scales, on the morning of December 2, 2021. A pretty scene before sunup!

Achernar marks the End of the River

Achernar is the 9th brightest star and flattest star known. It marks the end of Eridanus the River. Here's why much of Earth never sees it ... and how you can.

Moon, Saturn, Jupiter November 9, 10 and 11

Moon, Saturn, Jupiter! The waxing crescent moon will sweep past the planets on November 9, 10 and 11, 2021. Watch for Venus, too, to the west.

Moon and Mercury November 1, 2 and 3 before sunup

The moon and Mercury will appear near one another on the mornings of November 1, 2 and 3, 2021. Look in the sunrise direction, as dawn is breaking.