Category: 2019

September 2019

Venus might make you wonder how it earned its reputation as such a great evening “star” this month. Indeed, it can be high in the evening sky for months at at time. This month, it’s barely above the horizon. A few clouds, hills, or buildings will block your view. That said, the best views from […]

May 2019

Mars marches from Aries to Gemini in the evening sky this month. For northern hemisphere observers, the red planet is trying to maintain its position against later sunsets. On the 1st, Mars is high above the Hyades V. On the 6th, it crosses an imaginary line between Elnath and Tianguan. The moon passes by the […]

March 2019

Mercury begins our nightly parade of planets near the easternmost fish head of Pisces at the start of March. The messenger planet sinks into the sunset fast though. On the 7th, northern hemisphere observers will find it barely above the horizon with a slim crescent moon to the left. The planet is at inferior conjunction […]

February 2019

Mars is between the fish of Pisces when February starts. During the next few evenings, it will move from the western fish to the eastern fish. Uranus is waiting in the space between the easternmost fish and Aries for a close call with Mars on the 13th. The two planets will be 1° apart. A […]

January 2019

Our new year starts with Mars on the meridian at sunset while Orion is rising. Venus is a morning object in Libra. Jupiter rises a little later below it. Mercury rises later still closer to sunrise. Saturn is too close to the sun to see. Mars starts 2019 below the head of the southwest fish […]