This month starts out with a close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, as the planets position themselves in the morning sky
As Mercury swings into the sunset, Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn share the pre-dawn sky.
Watch the planets dance across the sky this month, with Mercury, Venus and Mars meeting up before sunrise mid-month.
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.