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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September 2020: Planets at a glance

Get ready for September’s night sky with this guide to the planets in our Solar System.

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July 2020: Planets at a glance

Get ready for July’s night sky with this guide to the planets in our Solar System.

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June 2020: Planets at a glance

Get ready for June’s night sky with this guide to the planets in our Solar System.

Venus meets the Pleiades

Earlier this month, RASC members across Canada looked up and watched Venus as it crossed the Pleiades over the course of a few nights.

Big, Bright Jupiter by Michael Pataky
A Guide to Observing Jupiter

How to identify Jupiter surface details and when the Great Red Spot will be visible.

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Amazing Mars Video

The red planet at opposition as you’ve never seen it before.

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