A diagram of Venus, June 2021. | Astronomy news & night sky events | SkyNews
Planets at a glance: June 2021

Jupiter and Saturn will start rising before midnight this month, while Mars and Venus start to spend more time in evening twilight.

A diagram of Venus, April 2021. | SkyNews
Planets at a glance: April 2021

While Jupiter draws farther away from Saturn, the Moon will pass the two April 6-7. Speedy Mercury will also pass by bright Venus on April 25.

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Planets at a glance: March 2021

This month, the old crescent Moon passes south of the pre-dawn planets from March 9-11, and Mars moseys between the Hyades and Pleiades.

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Planets at a glance: January 2021

This month, Uranus completes its retrograde loop and resumes its eastward motion in the skies, and Mercury returns to view. Here’s more on the planetary events this month.

December 2020: Planets at a glance

December’s best show comes from Saturn and Jupiter, who spend more than two weeks less than a degree apart and meet December 21 in a “Great Conjunction.”

November 2020: Planets at a glance

November offers excellent opportunities to view Moon-planet pairings, as well as Mercury in the eastern pre-dawn sky.

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October 2020: Planets at a glance

The Red Planet steals the show this month, passing closer to the Earth than it will for the next 15 years and providing the best opposition of the 2020s.

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