We received so many beautiful images of the waning crescent moon, the dazzlingly bright planet Venus and faint red Mars (now far across the solar system from Earth) on the morning of January 29, 2022. These three worlds in space were visible from across Earth, and they were aligned in the sky in a particularly striking way as seen from North America. We placed just a sampling of photos on this page. Be sure to check out EarthSky Community Photos for more. And, if you like, submit your photo here.
Kelly Kizer Whitt has been a science writer specializing in astronomy for more than two decades. She began her career at Astronomy Magazine, and she has made regular contributions to AstronomyToday and the Sierra Club, among other outlets. Her children’s picture book, Solar System Forecast, was published in 2012. She has also written a young adult dystopian novel titled A Different Sky. When she is not reading or writing about astronomy and staring up at the stars, she enjoys traveling to the national parks, creating crossword puzzles, running, tennis, and paddleboarding. Kelly lives in Wisconsin.
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