Venus will appear right next to the slender crescent moon Saturday evening. Mercury will not be far away.
This will be a great week to look for the Milky Way. Also, the planets will really stand out. Check out sky charts to see the location of the bright planets this week.
Mars is now shinning brighter than Jupiter! The red planet will remain brighter than Jupiter through most of September.
Saturn reaches opposition on the same night as the full moon. In fact, Saturn will appear right next to the moon! Mars reaches a new milestone Friday.
This week, we make our closest approach of the year to Saturn. Also, Mars will become brighter than Jupiter
The first day of summer has the shortest night of the year. But stargazers have increasingly longer nights to look forward to.
A crystal clear air mass will bring splendid conditions for stargazers across the East Coast of the U.S. Look for the thin crescent moon near Venus this evening, then the Milky Way later at night.
Look just after sunset for the baby crescent moon and Venus the next few nights.
With a lack of moonlight, faint stars will be easier to spot this weekend. Also, look for a bright pass of the ISS. Several planets will line up in the night sky.
The moon will appear next to Mars tonight after midnight. Mars will rapidly brighten approaching a July 27 opposition.