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John Jardine Goss

Visible planets and night sky September and October 2022

In September you can see planets all night. Evening planets are Saturn and Jupiter. Mars rises late. Morning planets are Mars and Jupiter.

2022’s September full moon is the Harvest Moon

The September full moon – the Harvest Moon – happens overnight on September 9-10, 2022. This full moon lies near Jupiter in the constellation Aquarius.

August full moon – a supermoon – on August 11-12

The August full moon is the year's last supermoon. This full moon lies near Saturn and interferes with the Perseid meteor shower.

Full moon in June mimics path of December sun

The June full moon - a supermoon - will fall on June 13-14, 2022. Watch its path across the sky. You'll see it mimics the December sun.

May full moon is the Flower Moon

May's full moon is overnight on May 15-16, 2022. This month's full moon, called the Flower Moon, coincides with a total lunar eclipse this year.

Castor and Pollux sink to the horizon in spring

Castor and Pollux, the brightest stars in Gemini the Twins, sink toward the horizon on spring evenings, disappearing from summer's night sky.

Venus and Jupiter conjunction: Look now

During the Venus and Jupiter conjunction, the two planets will appear only 1/2 degree or less apart just before sunrise. You can also spot Mars and Saturn.

Full moon falls on April 16

The April 2022 full moon – overnight on April 16 – is the Pink Moon and lies near the star Spica in the constellation Virgo. Find star charts here.

February full moon – Snow Moon – near Regulus February 16

The February full moon, sometimes called the Snow Moon, rises in the east on February 16, in the constellation Leo, not far from the bright star Regulus.

Moon and Jupiter on February 2. Farewell, giant planet!

The moon and Jupiter are low in the twilight on the evening of Feb. 2, 2022. After this, Jupiter will slip into the sun's glare and be gone by late February.