You can still see 4 evening planets

We’ve been treated for several months now to the sight of 4 bright planets in our evening sky. Although Mars isn’t as bright now as it was, all 4 planets are still up there after sunset, visible from across Earth.

View larger. | Martin Marthadinata in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, caught the planets on September 8, 2018. He wrote: “Hi, EarthSky … I captured the 4 planets … it was a great moment and clear night sky.”

Thank you, Martin!

Read more: EarthSky’s guide to the bright planets

Watch for the moon to sweep by the planets Saturn and Mars from September 17 to 19. Read more.

Bottom line: September 2018 still has 4 bright planets visible after sunset.

Deborah Byrd