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 Mercury during May 2021. | SkyNews
Planets at a glance: May 2021

Mercury is the planet to watch this month, as it wanes and treks away from the Sun, passing Venus and the Moon.

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: February 2021

While some planets spend time basking in sunlight, look for Mars’ visit with the Moon February 18.

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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.

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Seeing tonight’s Jupiter-Saturn conjunction

Weather report for December 21 got you down? See through the clouds — or at least commiserate — with RASC and Explore Scientific!

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Canada’s night sky May/June 2020

While in isolation, make the most of the night sky. Here’s the SkyNews centre spread star chart for May/June 2020.

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