This month, Venus will be closer to Earth than any planet has been in a century. Find out what else the planets in our Solar System are doing this month.
From toasty Mercury to frozen Neptune, find out what the planets in our Solar System are doing this month.
Uranus reaches opposition; Mars climbs away from the Sun. Find out what the planets are up to this month in Planets at a Glance.
From bright Venus getting brighter to the Moon passing gas giants, find out what’s going on in our Solar System this month.
Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are in position for prime viewing this month, while Mercury, Venus and Uranus will also be showing well in the sky.
This month, watch as speedy Mercury nears Mars on August 18, while Jupiter and Saturn continue their dance through the southern sky.
Venus will be bright, and look for dimmer Mars as they pass one another mid-month. Also, Jupiter and Saturn approach their August oppositions.
Jupiter and Saturn will start rising before midnight this month, while Mars and Venus start to spend more time in evening twilight.
Mercury is the planet to watch this month, as it wanes and treks away from the Sun, passing Venus and the Moon.