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When the Curves Line Up

When the Curves Line Up

By Jeffrey L Hunt
Watching the Sun, Moon and Planets
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2021, August 2: Saturn at Opposition

When the Curves Line Up

2021, August 2: Saturn at Opposition

When the Curves Line Up

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2021, October 3:  Lunar Slice, Evening Planet Pack
October 3. 2021:  Before sunrise, the thin crescent moon is in the eastern sky, to the lower left of Regulus.  After sunset, the planet pack – Evening Star Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn – shine brightly. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/21/2021-october-3-lunar-slice-evening-planet-pack/
04:18
September 21, 2021
2021, October 2: Moon, Lion’s Head
October 2, 2021: The crescent moon appears near the head of Leo in the eastern sky this morning before sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/20/2021-october-1-moon-lions-head/
03:10
September 20, 2021
2021, October 9: Rare Grouping, Venus, Crescent Moon, Scorpius’ Head
October 9, 2021: Look for brilliant Venus, crescent moon, and the head of Scorpius in the southwest after sunset.  About every eight years, Venus and the moon appear near the head of the Scorpion after sunset.  Look for them about 45 minutes after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/19/2021-october-9-rare-grouping-venus-crescent-moon-scorpius-head/
06:01
September 19, 2021
2021, October 1: Lunar Crescent, Beehive
October 1, 2021: Before sunrise, the lunar crescent is near the Beehive star cluster. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/18/2021-october-1-lunar-crescent-beehive/
03:13
September 18, 2021
2021, September 29:  Gemini Moon, Evening Planet Pack
September 29, 2021:  The thick crescent moon is in the southeast before sunrise, approaching the middle of Gemini.  The evening planet pack is visible after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/16/2021-september-29-gemini-moon-evening-planet-pack/
04:32
September 16, 2021
2021, September 28:  Morning Moon, Evening Planets
September 28, 2021:  This morning the moon, as it approaches its Last Quarter phase, is high in the south at the Gemini – Taurus border.  The evening planet pack – Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn – brightly shine after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/15/2021-september-28-morning-moon-evening-planets/
05:14
September 15, 2021
2021, September 27:  Moon Between the Horns, Evening Planet Pack
September 27, 2021:  Before sunrise this morning, the bright moon seems caught between the horns of Taurus, Elnath and Zeta Tauri.  The planet pack, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, are visible after sundown. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/14/2021-september-27-moon-between-the-horns-evening-planet-pack/
04:33
September 14, 2021
2021, September 26:  Morning Moon, Taurus
September 26, 2021: This morning a bright moon is between the Pleaides and Hyades star clusters. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/13/2021-september-26-morning-moon-taurus/
03:01
September 13, 2021
2021, September 25: Morning Moon, Evening Planet Pack
September 25, 2021:  The bright morning moon approaches the Pleiades star cluster and Aldebaran.  In the evening sky, brilliant Evening Star Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn are easy to spot. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/12/2021-september-25-morning-moon-evening-planet-pack/
05:47
September 12, 2021
2021, September 24:  Summer Triangle Up High
September 24, 2021:  The Summer Triangle – Vega, Altair, and Deneb – is high in the south during the early evening hours. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/11/2021-september-24-summer-triangle-up-high/
05:16
September 11, 2021
2021, September 23:  Venus Passes a Claw
September 23, 2021:  Three bright planets shine in the sky during the early evening.  Brilliant Venus is in the southwestern sky after sunset.  This evening it passes Zubenelgenubi – “the southern claw.”  Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky during the early evening. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/10/2021-september-23-venus-passes-a-claw/
04:00
September 10, 2021
2021, September 22: Autumnal Equinox
September 22, 2021:  The sun’s light is most direct at the equator at 2:21 p.m. CDT, signaling the beginning of the autumn season in the northern hemisphere. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/09/2021-september-22-autumnal-equinox/
04:15
September 9, 2021
2021, September 20: Harvest Moon, Bright Planets
September 20, 2021:  The Harvest Moon occurs at 6:55 p.m. CDT, the full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox.  In addition to the full moon, three bright planets are in the evening sky – Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/08/2021-september-20-harvest-moon-bright-planets/
03:36
September 8, 2021
2021, September 19: Three Evening Planets, Bright Moon
September 19, 2021:  Three bright planets – Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn – are easily visible after sunset, along with the nearly-full moon. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/07/2021-september-19-three-evening-planets-bright-moon/
03:43
September 7, 2021
2021, September 18: Venus and Scorpion
September 18, 2021:  Venus moves into the boundaries of the classic Scorpion.  Today the pattern is divided into Libra and Scorpius.  Each evening watch the position of Venus change compared to the sidereal background. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/06/2021-september-18-venus-and-scorpion/
02:49
September 6, 2021
2021, September – October: Venus and the Scorpion
Venus moves through the classic Scorpion (Libra, Scorpius, and Ophiuchus) during the next 46 days.  The planet is south of the ecliptic, appearing in regions of the constellations that we might not expect to see it. Venus closes in on Earth. The observing interval occurs at nearly mid-twilight so that dimmer stars are easier to see than earlier in the apparition.  Venus sets later each evening and brightens in the sky. On October 9, the moon is near Venus and Delta Scorpii. A week later, Venus passes Antares. Look for an evening half phase through a telescope near the end of October and the evening greatest elongation. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/16/2021-september-october-venus-and-the-scorpion/
04:58
September 5, 2021
2021, September 16: Double Vision
September 16, 2021:  The famous Double Cluster is high in the northwest before the beginning of morning twilight.  The cluster pair is easily observed without a binocular’s optical assist in dark locations.  A binocular is needed in town.  The Great Galaxy in Andromeda is nearby. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/05/2021-september-16-double-vision/
03:31
September 5, 2021
2021, September 15-22: Evening Planets, Harvest Moon Effect
September 15-22, 2021:  The moon passes evening planets Saturn and Jupiter as a lead in to the Harvest Moon and the geometrical effects of the sky, known as the Harvest Moon Effect. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/04/2021-september-15-22-evening-planets-harvest-moon-effect/
05:13
September 4, 2021
2021, September 13: Mercury at Greatest Elongation
September 13, 2021:  Mercury reaches greatest elongation tonight.  It is a challenge to see in the bright twilight. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/03/2021-september-13-mercury-at-greatest-elongation/
06:15
September 3, 2021
2021, September 14: Moon Steeps in Teapot
September 14, 2021: This evening the bright gibbous moon is in a section of the constellation Sagittarius that is frequently known as the Teapot.  Additionally, Evening Star Venus, bright Jupiter, and Saturn are in the evening sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/02/2021-september-14-moon-steeps-in-teapot/
03:37
September 2, 2021
2021, September 10-13: Moon, Scorpion
September 10-13, 2021:  The waxing moon passes the classic Scorpion in the evening sky.  Look for them in the south-southwest during the early evening hours. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/09/01/2021-september-10-13-moon-scorpion/
02:10
September 1, 2021
2021, September 9: Rare Venus, Moon, Spica Spectacular
September 9, 2021:  After this evening’s grouping, Evening Star Venus, the crescent moon, and Spica do not appear this close together until 2026.  This is one of four groupings that fit into the same binocular field through 2036. For the fifth occasion during this evening apparition of Venus, the moon passes the brilliant Evening Star. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/31/2021-september-9-rare-venus-moon-spica-spectacular/
06:24
August 31, 2021
2021, September 7, 8: Mercury, Lunar Crescent
September 7 & 8, 2021:  The crescent moon, emerging from bright sunlight after its New moon phase, appears near Mercury on these evenings.  On September 8, use a binocular to find the crescent 5.0° to the upper right of the speedy planet. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/30/2021-september-7-8-mercury-lunar-crescent/
05:12
August 30, 2021
2021, September 6: Evening Planets
September 6, 2021:  Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn shine in the evening sky.  The moon is at its New moon phase at 7:52 p.m. CDT. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/29/2021-september-6-evening-planets/
04:55
August 29, 2021
2021, September 5: Venus – Spica Conjunction
September 5, 2021:  Venus passes Spica this evening in a widely-spaced conjunction. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/28/2021-september-5-venus-spica-conjunction/
02:51
August 28, 2021
2021, September 4: Moon’s Morning Tour
September 4, 2021:   The moon’s star cluster tour continues this morning with the Beehive star cluster.  In the evening sky, just one day before its conjunction with Spica, find the brilliant planet in the west-southwest after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/27/2021-september-4-moons-morning-tour/
04:19
August 27, 2021
2021, September 3: AM Crescent, Twins, PM Planets
September 3, 2021:  Before sunrise, the crescent moon is in the eastern sky near the Gemini Twins.  Three bright planets shine during evening hours. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/26/2021-september-3-am-crescent-twins-pm-planets/
04:46
August 26, 2021
2021, September 2: Venus on Final Approach to Spica, Morning Moon
September 2, 2021: Three bright planets are easily observed in the evening sky.  In the western sky, Venus is approaching Spica for a wide conjunction in three evenings.  Before sunrise, the crescent moon is in the eastern sky with Castor and Pollux. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/25/2021-september-2-venus-on-final-approach-to-spica-morning-moon/
04:01
August 25, 2021
2021, September 1: Morning Moon, Venus Targets Spica
September 1, 2021:  Before sunrise, the crescent moon is near a star cluster that is visible.  In the western evening sky, Venus targets Spica before their conjunction in four evenings. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/24/2021-september-1-morning-moon-venus-targets-spica/
06:43
August 24, 2021
2021, August 31: Morning Moon, Evening Planet Spectacular
August 31, 2021:  The morning moon is caught between the Bull’s Horns.  During the evening three bright planets – Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn – sparkle in the sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/23/2021-august-31-morning-moon-evening-planet-spectacular/
07:02
August 23, 2021
2021, August 30: Last Quarter Moon, Hyades
August 30, 2021:  The morning moon is near Aldebaran and the Hyades star cluster. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/22/2021-august-29-last-quarter-moon-hyades/
03:37
August 22, 2021
2021, August 29: Morning Moon, Pleiades
August 29, 2021: Before sunrise, the gibbous moon appears near the Pleiades star cluster. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/21/2021-august-29-morning-moon-pleiades/
04:00
August 21, 2021
2021, August 28: Morning Moon, Evening Planets
August 28, 2021: Before sunrise, the moon is high in the south.  It is in Aries, approaching the Pleiades star cluster and Taurus.  Three bright planets – Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn – are easy to spot after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/20/2021-august-28-morning-moon-evening-planets/
04:00
August 20, 2021
2021, August 27: Morning Moon, Evening Inner Planets
August 27, 2021:  The bright moon is near Aries in the morning sky.  Look for Venus and Mercury shortly after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/19/2021-august-27-morning-moon-evening-inner-planets/
04:52
August 19, 2021
2021, August 26: Venus Heads Toward Spica
August 26, 2021:  Brilliant Venus shines in the western sky after sunset.  Watch it close the gap to Spica, leading up to their conjunction during early September.  Look for Jupiter and Saturn in the southeast at the same time Venus is in the western sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/18/2021-august-26-venus-heads-toward-spica/
03:41
August 18, 2021
2021, August 25: Retrograding Saturn and Jupiter
August 25, 2021: Evening Star Venus, bright Jupiter, and Saturn are visible during the early evening hours.  Brilliant Venus is in the western sky.  Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/17/2021-august-25-retrograding-saturn-and-jupiter/
03:60
August 17, 2021
2021, August 24: Morning Moon, Jupiter
August 24, 2021:  The bright moon is in the southwestern sky before sunrise, casting its lunar glow across the sky.  Bright Jupiter is to the lower right of the lunar orb and near the horizon. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/16/2021-august-24-morning-moon-jupiter/
03:02
August 16, 2021
2021, August 23: Moon’s Star Tails
August 23, 2021:  Later during the evening the moon appears in the region of stars that have tail names. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/15/2021-august-23-moons-star-tails/
05:07
August 15, 2021
2021, August 22: Evening Star Venus Steps Through Virgo
August 22, 2021:  Brilliant Evening Star Venus continues to step through Virgo after sundown.  It is to the lower left of Spica and near Porrima and Zaniah. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/14/2021-august-22-evening-star-venus-steps-through-virgo/
04:54
August 14, 2021
2021, August 21: Jupiter, Blue Moon
August 21, 2021: Bright Jupiter is near the Blue Moon this evening.  The lunar term has several definitions. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/13/2021-august-21-jupiter-blue-moon/
03:48
August 13, 2021
2021, August 20: Five Planets, Harvest Moon Effect
August 20, 2021: Five bright planets are visible after sunset this evening.  During the next few evenings, a month before the Harvest Moon, get a preview of the harvest moon effect. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/12/2021-august-10-five-planets-harvest-moon-effect/
05:55
August 12, 2021
2021, August 19: Moon, Five Evening Planets
August 19, 2021: The moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter span the sky this evening shortly after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/11/2021-august-19-moon-five-evening-planets/
03:31
August 12, 2021
2021, August 19: Jupiter at Opposition
August 19, 2021:  Jupiter is at opposition this evening.  It shines brightly in the sky nearly all night long. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/10/2021-august-19-jupiter-at-opposition/
02:22
August 10, 2021
2021, August 17: Mercury Targets Mars
August 17, 2021:  One evening before their close conjunction, Mercury moves toward Mars.  The gap between them is 1.1° this evening. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/08/2021-august-17-mercury-targets-mars/
04:31
August 8, 2021
2021, August 16: Five Evening Planets, Moon
August 16, 2021:  Mercury and Mars are visible through a binocular during bright twilight.  As night falls, Venus, Saturn and Jupiter are visible.  The gibbous moon is near Antares. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/07/2021-august-16-five-evening-planets-moon/
06:23
August 7, 2021
2021, August 15: Moon Hits Scorpion’s Head
August 15, 2021: This evening the moon seems to hit the Scorpion’s head.  Meanwhile, the five naked-eye planets are visible leading up to the very close conjunction of Mercury and Mars. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/06/2021-august-15-moon-hits-scorpions-head/
05:08
August 6, 2021
2021, August 14: Waxing Moon, Stellar Double
August 14, 2021: This evening the waxing moon is near Zubenelgenubi, the southern claw, that is a stellar double.  Use a binocular to see both stars that are in a gravitation dance. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/05/2021-august-14-waxing-moon-stellar-double/
04:00
August 5, 2021
2021, August 13: Evening Sky, Bright Planets
August 13, 2021: This evening the crescent moon appears between Evening Star Venus and Spica as the lunar slice dances eastward.  Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/04/2021-august-13-evening-sky-bright-planets/
03:34
August 4, 2021
2021, August 12: Evening Sky, Lunar Dance
August 12, 2021: This evening the crescent moon appears between Venus and Spica as the lunar slice dances eastward. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/03/2021-august-12-evening-sky-lunar-dance/
03:33
August 3, 2021
2021, August 11: Waxing Moon, Evening Star
August 11, 2021:  The waxing crescent moon is to the upper left of Evening Star Venus this evening in the western sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/02/2021-august-11-waxing-moon-evening-star/
03:37
August 2, 2021
2021, August – September: Venus in Virgo
Still visible low in the western sky during evening twilight, Venus treks through Virgo during 39 evenings, beginning August 10.  During mid-August attempt to view five planets in the sky simultaneously. The challenging view is with Mercury and Mars that are low in the western sky during very bright twilight. Venus passes Spica on September 5.  A nice grouping of Venus, the moon, and Spica occurs on September 9.  Near mid-month, Venus begins to rapidly close on Earth. The planet quickly brightens in the sky. After late September, Venus begins to set after the end of evening twilight. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/16/2021-august-september-venus-in-virgo/
03:55
August 2, 2021
2021, August 10: Evening Star Venus, Crescent Moon
August 10, 2021:  The crescent moon is near Venus in the western sky after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/08/01/2021-august-10-evening-star-venus-crescent-moon/
02:39
August 2, 2021
2021, August 9: Evening Moon, Mars
August 9, 2021: After the New moon yesterday morning, the crescent moon appears in the evening sky during bright twilight near Mars. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/31/2021-august-9-evening-moon-mars/
02:55
August 1, 2021
2021, August 3: Four Evening Planets: Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter
August 3, 2021:  Four planets appear in the evening sky.  Brilliant Evening Star Venus and dim Mars are in the west after sunset.  A little later during the evening, Saturn and Jupiter are easily visible in the southeast. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/30/2021-august-3-four-evening-planets-venus-mars-saturn-jupiter/
04:01
July 31, 2021
2021, August 2: Saturn at Opposition
August 2, 2021: Saturn is at opposition with the sun.  Earth is between the sun and the planet. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/29/2021-august-2-saturn-at-opposition/
02:37
July 29, 2021
2021: August 1 – 6: Morning Moon, Bright Stars
August 1 – 6, 2021:  The morning moon wanes toward its New moon phase in the eastern sky.  It passes the bright stars that are prominent in the evening sky during the winter season in the northern hemisphere.  The stars have been making their first appearances in the morning sky during summer.  At this hour, Procyon and bright Sirius are the last stellar duo to appear. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/28/2021-august-1-6-morning-moon-bright-stars/
02:45
July 28, 2021
2021, August 6: Summer’s Midpoint
August 6, 2021:  In the northern hemisphere, summer’s midpoint occurs today at 6:27 p.m. CDT. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/27/2021-august-6-summers-midpoint/
03:24
July 27, 2021
2021, July 31: Morning Sky, Moon, Mira, Uranus
July 31, 2021:  The slightly gibbous moon, nearing its Last Quarter phase, is in the southeast as morning twilight begins.  It is near the planet Uranus, easily within reach of a binocular.  Mira, a variable star, reaches its brightest next month. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/26/2021-july-31-morning-sky-moon-mira-uranus/
02:29
July 26, 2021
2021, July 29: Mars – Regulus Conjunction
July 29, 2021:  In a challenging-to-see conjunction, Mars passes 0.6° to the upper right of the star Regulus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/25/2021-july-29-mars-regulus-conjunction/
03:45
July 25, 2021
2021, July 27: Four Evening Planets
July 27, 2021:  Evening Star Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter are in the evening sky.  Mars is nearing its conjunction with Regulus in two evenings. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/24/2021-july-27-four-evening-planets/
03:42
July 24, 2021
2021, July 26: Evening Sky, Mars Closes In
July 26, 2021:  Four bright planets are in the evening sky.  Mars closes in on Regulus for their conjunction in three evenings.  Brilliant Evening Star Venus appears to the upper left of the impending Mars – Regulus conjunction.  Saturn and Jupiter are low in the southeastern sky after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/23/2021-july-26-evening-sky-mars-closes-in/
05:06
July 23, 2021
2021, July 25: Evening Sky, Mars on Final Approach
July 25, 2021:  Four evenings before its conjunction with Regulus, find Mars in the western sky to the lower right of Venus.  As the calendar day ends, look for the moon below bright Jupiter. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/22/2021-july-25-evening-sky-mars-on-final-approach/
05:02
July 22, 2021
2021, July 24: Four Evening Planets, Moon
July 24, 2021: After sunset, Venus and Mars are in the western sky.  A little later during evening hours, the moon is near Jupiter and Saturn in the southeast. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/21/2021-july-24-four-evening-planets-moon/
03:54
July 21, 2021
2021, July 23: Evening Star Venus, Mars, Regulus, Moon, Jupiter, Saturn
July 23, 2021:   Four bright planets are visible during evening hours.  Venus and Mars are in the western sky after sunset.  A little later, the moon is near Saturn and Jupiter in the southeastern sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/20/2021-july-23-evening-star-venus-mars-regulus-moon-jupiter-saturn/
04:10
July 20, 2021
2021, July 29: Jupiter – Mars Opposition
July 29, 2021:  Jupiter and Mars are 180° apart along the ecliptic.  Dim Mars sets in the west-northwest as Jupiter rises in the east-southeast.  This event signals that soon both appear in the sky simultaneously. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/19/2021-july-29-jupiter-mars-opposition/
01:51
July 19, 2021
2021, July 22: Western Sky Square Dance
July 22, 2021:  The planetary square dance continues in the western sky after sunset with Evening Star Venus, Mars, and Regulus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/18/2021-july-22-western-sky-square-dance/
03:39
July 18, 2021
2021, July 21: Moon, Teapot
July 21, 2021:  The bright moon is to the upper right of the Teapot of Sagittarius.  Use a binocular to see the dimmer stars with the lunar orb. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/17/2021-july-21-moon-teapot/
03:42
July 18, 2021
2021, July 24-27: Morning Moon, Jupiter, Saturn
July 24-27, 2021:  The bright moon passes Saturn and Jupiter in the southwestern sky before sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/16/2021-july-24-27-morning-moon-jupiter-saturn/
02:04
July 16, 2021
2021, July 21: Venus – Regulus Conjunction
July 21, 2021:  Venus passes Regulus this evening in the western sky after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/15/2021-july-21-venus-regulus-conjunction/
02:05
July 15, 2021
2021, July 20: A Five-Planet Feast
July 20, 2021: The five planets are visible during the nighttime hours.  Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury are in the morning sky.  Venus and Mars hang above the western horizon after sunset, followed by Jupiter and Saturn return to the evening sky. The link to this blog post 2021, July 20: A Five-Planet Feast – When the Curves Line Up
08:53
July 15, 2021
2021, July 19: Helical Rising of Betelgeuse
July 19, 2021:  Betelgeuse is making its first morning appearance or heliacal rising in the eastern sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/13/2021-july-19-helical-rising-of-betelgeuse/
04:57
July 13, 2021
2021, July 19: Gibbous Moon, Scorpion
July 19, 2021: Gibbous moon is in front of the stars of Scorpius this evening. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/12/2021-july-19-gibbous-moon-scorpion/
03:24
July 12, 2021
2021, July 19: Western Planetary Square Dance
July 19, 2021:  Venus continues its dance with Mars and Regulus in the western evening sky.  Look for them forty-five minutes after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/11/2021-july-19-western-planetary-square-dance/
03:51
July 11, 2021
2021, July 18: Planetary Platter
July 18, 2021: All five bright planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – are visible during the nighttime hours. Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury in the sky before sunrise.  Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are in the sky after sundown. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/10/2021-july-18-planetary-platter/
05:30
July 10, 2021
2021, July 21: Venus – Jupiter Opposition
July 21, 2021:  This evening Venus and Jupiter are in opposite directions from Earth, 180° apart along the plane of the solar system.  Jupiter rises as Venus sets, signaling that they appear in the sky at the same time. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/09/2021-july-21-venus-jupiter-opposition/
01:46
July 9, 2021
2021, July 17: Line Dance in Evening Western Sky
July 17, 2021: Evening Star Venus and Mars continue their seemingly choregraphed line dance in the western sky after sunset.  Venus is east of Mars and moving toward the star Regulus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/08/2021-july-17-line-dance-in-evening-western-sky/
04:60
July 8, 2021
2021, July 16: Western Planetary Two Step
July 16, 2021: Evening Star Venus races away from Mars and toward Regulus in the western sky.  The moon is near the star Spica. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/07/2021-july-16-western-planetary-two-step/
04:30
July 7, 2021
1969, July 20: When the Curves Lined Up
Another year to note the first human moon landing. Fifty-two years ago, humans walked on the moon for the first time.  Will we return?  Promises have been made and plans are unfolding. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/06/1969-july-20-when-the-curves-lined-up/
01:18
July 6, 2021
2021, July 15: Evening Celestial Wheel Turns
July 15, 2021:  Each evening the moon continues to move eastward with a waxing phase while Venus and Mars dance in the western sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/05/2021-july-15-evening-celestial-wheel-turns/
04:17
July 5, 2021
2021, July 10-18: Watch Jupiter, Saturn Retrograde
July 10-18 2021: Before sunrise Jupiter and Saturn are in the south-southwest before sunrise.  Through a binocular watch them move westward compared to the starry background. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/04/2021-july-10-18-watch-jupiter-saturn-retrograde/
02:59
July 4, 2021
2021, July 14: Evening Star Venus, Mars, Moon
July 14, 2021: This evening, look for the crescent moon to the upper left of the Evening Star Venus.  Regulus is to the upper left of Venus, while Mars is to the lower right. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/03/2021-july-14-evening-star-venus-mars-moon/
03:36
July 3, 2021
2021, Early July Mornings
July Early Mornings, 2021:  Step outside as morning twilight begins, about two hours before sunrise.  Look high in the south for the Summer Triangle, high above Jupiter and Saturn. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/02/2021-early-july-mornings/
01:25
July 2, 2021
2021, Early July: Hero Highest
July, 2021:  During the early evening sky, Hercules is nearly overhead as evening twilight ends.  The constellation has a spectacular star cluster. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/07/01/2021-early-july-hero-highest/
02:44
July 1, 2021
2021, July 13: Planetary Buffet
July 13, 2021:  During the nighttime hours, five bright planets are visible.  Jupiter and Saturn are visible from late in the evening until sunrise. Mercury is visible before sunrise, while Venus, Mars, and Venus are in the evening sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/30/2021-july-13-planetary-buffet/
05:59
June 30, 2021
2021, July 8: Crescent Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn
July 8, 2021:  The best morning to see Mercury is with the thin crescent moon this morning.  Starting with a binocular, look for them in the east-northeast about 45 minutes before sunrise.  Jupiter and Saturn are easy to see in the southern sky about one hour before sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/29/2021-july-8-crescent-moon-mercury-jupiter-saturn/
03:59
June 29, 2021
2021, July 7: Three Morning Planets, Crescent Moon
July 7, 2021: Bright Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury are in the morning sky before sunrise.  The Jovian Giant and Ringed Wonder are in the southern sky about one hour before sunrise. Mercury is in the east-northeast to the lower left of the crescent moon. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/28/2021-july-7-three-morning-planets-crescent-moon/
03:33
June 28, 2021
2021, July 11: Evening Star Venus, Mars, Crescent Moon
July 11, 2021:  One evening before the Venus – Mars conjunction, the crescent moon joins the scene.  Look in the west-northwest for the Evening Star.  The crescent moon is to the right of Venus.  Use a binocular to locate Mars to the left of Venus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/27/2021-july-11-evening-star-venus-mars-crescent-moon/
03:14
June 27, 2021
2021, July 10: Venus – Mars Conjunction in 2 Nights
July 10, 2021:  Evening Star Venus approaches Mars for their conjunction it two evenings.  At 45 minutes after sunset, look for brilliant Venus low in the west-northwest.  Mars is 1.5° to the upper left of Venus.  Use a binocular to view Mars with Venus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/26/2021-july-10-venus-mars-conjunction-in-2-nights/
03:32
June 26, 2021
2021, July 9: Venus – Mars Conjunction in 3 Nights
July 9, 2021:  Brilliant Evening Star Venus and Mars are in the west-northwest after sunset.  Use a binocular to find the Red Planet, 2.0° to the upper left of easily-observed Venus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/25/2021-july-9-venus-mars-conjunction-in-3-nights/
03:07
June 25, 2021
2021, July 8: Venus – Mars Conjunction, 4 Evenings
July 8, 2021: Evening Star Venus is 2.6° to the lower right of Mars this evening, four evenings before their conjunction.  The star Regulus is to the upper left of the planetary pair. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/24/2021-july-8-venus-mars-conjunction-4-evenings/
02:50
June 24, 2021
2021, July: Mercury’s Summer Morning Visibility
July 2021:  Elusive Mercury appears in the morning sky in the east-northeast during morning twilight.  The best mornings to see Mercury are July 7 and July 8, when the moon is nearby. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/23/2021-july-mercurys-summer-morning-visibility/
03:40
June 23, 2021
2021, July 7: Venus – Mars Countdown
July 7, 2021:  In five evenings, Venus passes Mars for the first conjunction in a triple conjunction that carries into 2022.  Look for them low in the west-northwest after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/23/2021-july-7-venus-mars-countdown/
03:12
June 23, 2021
2021, July 6: Venus, Mars Final Approach
July 6, 2021:  In less than a week, brilliant Venus passes Mars in the west-northwestern sky after sunset.  This evening the two planets are 3.8° apart.  Venus is over 18° to the lower right of the star Regulus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/22/2021-july-6-venus-mars-final-approach/
03:35
June 22, 2021
2021, July 1- 7, Morning Moon
July 1 – July 7, 2021, the waning crescent appears in the eastern sky.  Early in the viewing period, the moon is among the dim stars of Pisces.  As the week progresses, the moon wanes and moves farther eastward, appearing near Taurus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/22/2021-july-1-7-morning-moon/
02:56
June 22, 2021
2021, July 5: Earth at Aphelion
July 5, 2021:  Our planet Earth reaches its farthest point in its yearly trek around the sun.  Our seasons are not related to Earth’s distance from the sun.  Coincidentally, the moon is at its farthest point from Earth today. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/21/2021-july-5-earth-at-aphelion/
02:09
June 21, 2021
2021, July 5: Evening Star Venus, Mars Evening Sky
July 5, 2021:  Venus continues to close in on Mars in the west-northwest after sunset.  In a week Venus passes the Red Planet. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/21/2021-july-5-evening-star-venus-mars-evening-sky/
02:58
June 21, 2021
2021, July 4: Venus Aims at Mars
July 4, 2021: The Venus – Mars conjunction is eight days away.  This evening Venus moves to within 5° of the Red Planet. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/20/2021-july-4-venus-aims-at-mars/
03:45
June 20, 2021
2021, June 21: Jupiter Retrogrades
June 21, 2021:  Jupiter begins retrograde, moving westward compared to the distant stars, today. The Jovian Giant, among the stars of Aquarius, is in the southern sky before sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/19/2021-june-21-jupiter-retrogrades/
02:28
June 19, 2021
2021 – 2022, Venus – Mars Triple Conjunction
During 2021 into 2022, Venus passes Mars three times for a triple conjunction.  The first occurs on July 12, 2021.  The others occur during early 2022, followed by a close approach of the two planets. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/18/2021-2022-venus-mars-triple-conjunction/
07:01
June 18, 2021
2021, July 6: Venus – Saturn Opposition
July 6, 2021:  This is the second bright planet – planet opposition this month.  Venus and Saturn are in opposite directions from Earth.  Venus sets about the time that Saturn rises.  After this date, Venus and Saturn together are in the evening sky until early 2022. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/17/2021-july-6-venus-saturn-opposition/
01:30
June 17, 2021
2021, June 19: Evening Sky, Moon, Spica
June 19, 2021: The waxing moon appears with Spica in the southwestern sky during the early evening hours. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/16/2021-june-19-evening-sky-moon-spica/
01:10
June 16, 2021
2021, June 26 – June 30: Bright Moon, Morning Planets
June 26 – June 30, 2021:  The bright gibbous moon passes Jupiter and Saturn in the morning sky before sunrise.  Observe that the moon is in a different spot each morning, farther east toward the impending sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/15/2021-june-26-june-30-bright-moon-morning-planets/
02:22
June 15, 2021
2021, June 15: Moon, Sickle of Leo
June 15, 2021:  The moon is with the Sickle of Leo this evening.  Step outside about an hour after sunset to find the crescent moon that is about 30% illuminated over one-third of the way up in the west. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/14/2021-june-15-moon-sickle-of-leo/
02:35
June 14, 2021
2021, July 12: Venus – Mars Conjunction
July 12, 2021:  Venus – Mars conjunction evening.  Evening Star Venus passes 0.5° to the upper right of the Red Planet.  The crescent moon is nearby. This is the first of three conjunctions of Venus and Mars – a triple conjunction. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/13/2021-july-12-venus-mars-conjunction/
03:60
June 13, 2021
2021, July 1, Saturn – Mars Opposition
July 1, 2021:  Saturn and Mars are in opposite directions in the sky.  Mars sets as Saturn rises. In about a week, the two planets are visible in the sky at the same time.  This event signals that the planet parade is starting to reorganize. During July, three other planet – planet oppositions occur, leading up to a challenging view of the five bright planets during mid-August. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/12/2021-july-1-saturn-mars-opposition/
03:35
June 12, 2021
2021, June 13: Moon Passes Mars
June 13, 2021:  After sunset, look for the thin crescent moon near Mars.  The lunar sliver is also to the upper left of the star Pollux. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/11/2021-june-13-moon-passes-mars/
01:43
June 11, 2021
2021, June 11: Venus – Moon Conjunction
June 11, 2021:  During the early evening brilliant Evening Star Venus and the crescent moon appear together in the west-northwest after sunset.  The pairing is the second closest during this appearance of Venus in the evening sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/10/2021-june-11-venus-moon-conjunction/
01:38
June 10, 2021
2021, June 23-30: Evening Star Venus, Mars
June 23 – 30, 2021:  Venus is quickly catching Mars in the western sky after sun.  Venus passes the Red Planet next month. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/09/2021-june-23-30-evening-star-venus-mars/
02:07
June 9, 2021
2021, August 12: Morning Perseid Meteor Peak
The Perseid meteor shower peaks on the morning of August 12. This year promises favorable observing without the moon in the sky during the shower. The meteors are the dust from comet that vaporize when they strike the atmosphere. Sirius may be visible in the southeast about 45 minutes before sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/08/2021-august-12-morning-perseid-meteor-peak/
04:16
June 8, 2021
2021, June 16, Sidewalk Solar System
June 16, 2021:  A summer project is to build a sidewalk solar system model. The scale uses the sun’s size as the size of a basketball.  Earth’s distance is 88 feet. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/07/2021-june-16-sidewalk-solar-system/
01:55
June 8, 2021
2021: June 20 – 23: Scorpion, Moon
June 20 – June 23, 2021:  The bright moon appears near the classic Scorpion.  On the first two evenings, the lunar orb appears near the pincers and on the next two, it’s near the scorpion’s heart. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/06/2021-june-20-23-scorpion-moon/
03:55
June 8, 2021
2021, June 15-22: Evening Star Venus, Mars
June 15 – June 22, 2021:  Brilliant Evening Star Venus shines in the west-northwest after sunset.  It continues to close the distance to Mars.  Venus shines from Gemini, beneath Castor and Pollux.  Mars marches eastward in Cancer, approaching the Beehive star cluster. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/05/2021-june-15-22-evening-star-venus-mars/
02:59
June 5, 2021
2021, June 18 – 19: Moon in Virgo
June 18 – 19, 2021:  The waxing moon is moving through Virgo.  On June 18, it is near Porrima.  The next evening, the moon is above Spica. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/04/2021-june-18-19-moon-in-virgo/
03:26
June 4, 2021
2021, June 15: Pleiades Morning Return
June 15, 2021:  The Pleiades star cluster returns to the morning sky.  You may have observed the star cluster in the east-northeast during morning twilight. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/03/15-june-2021-pleiades-morning-return/
01:23
June 3, 2021
2021, June 23: Mars in the Beehive
June 23, 2021:  Red Planet Mars appears to be in the Beehive this evening.  For clarity, it’s in the Beehive star cluster.  While low in the sky and in an unfavorable observing location, take a look with a binocular before the planet and the cluster set. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/02/2021-june-23-mars-in-the-beehive/
02:48
June 2, 2021
2021, June 20: Summer Solstice
June 20, 2021:  The sun reaches the summer solstice mark in the sky, to signal the beginning of astronomical summer in the northern hemisphere. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/06/01/2021-june-20-summer-solstice/
02:17
June 1, 2021
2021, June 17: Morning Planets
June 17, 2021:  At mid-month, bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southern sky before sunrise.  Saturn is retrograding in Capricornus.  Jupiter’s eastward direction is slowing as it turns westward to retrograde beginning June 21. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/31/2021-june-17-morning-planets/
02:40
May 31, 2021
2021: June 15-17: Moon Passes Leo
June 15 – June 17, 2021:  The evening waxing moon passes Leo the Lion.  On June 15, the moon is near Regulus and Eta Leonis.  The next evening, June 16, the lunar orb is between Regulus and Denebola.  On June 17, the moon is beneath Denebola. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/30/2021-june-15-17-moon-passes-leo/
03:06
May 30, 2021
2021, Mid-June: Morning Winged Horse
Mid-June, 2021:  As morning twilight begins – quite early this time of year – the great winged horse is in the south-southeast.  The Great Square of Pegasus is made of moderately bright stars.  The horse’s neck and head extend toward the south.  A star cluster is off the tip of the horse’s nose. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/29/2021-mid-june-morning-winged-horse/
02:25
May 29, 2021
2021, August 18: Challenging View, Five Planets, Moon
August 18, 2021: During bright twilight, five planets and the moon are in the sky simultaneously after sunset.  This is a challenging observation made with the assistance of a binocular or spotting scope.  Mercury and Mars are at their closest in the west, with brilliant Venus to the upper left.  The moon, Saturn, and Jupiter are in the southeastern sky. The Mercury – Mars conjunction is the closest until 2032. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/28/2021-august-18-challenging-view-five-planets-moon/
03:50
May 28, 2021
2021, June 10: Annular Eclipse
June 10, 2021: From Eastern Canada to Eastern Russia, the moon incompletely blocks the sun.  A ring of sunlight is visible around the new moon, making an annular or ring eclipse.  From New England, a partial eclipse is visible as the sun rises.  The maximum eclipse visible from US locations is less than 80%. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/27/2021-june-10-annular-eclipse/
02:43
May 27, 2021
2021, June 11 – 14, Crescent Moon, Evening Planets
June 11 – 14, 2021:  After the solar eclipse, the crescent moon returns to the western sky after sunset appearing with Evening Star Venus on June 11.  Each evening the crescent waxes and appears higher in the sky.  The crescent is near Mars on June 13. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/27/2021-june-11-14-crescent-moon-evening-planets/
03:55
May 27, 2021
2021, June 5: Early June Morning Planets
2021, June:  With a crescent moon in the eastern sky, bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southern sky.  Saturn is retrograding in Capricornus, while Jupiter begins to slow its eastward progress in Aquarius. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/26/2021-june-5-early-june-morning-planets/
04:02
May 26, 2021
2021, Early June: Chasing the Bear
Early June Evenings, 2021:  Arcturus, with the constellation Boötes, is high in the south as evening twilight ends.  The constellation seems to follow or chase the Big Bear westward.  Most people recognize the body and tail of the Bear as the Big Dipper. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/26/2021-early-june-chasing-the-bear/
04:59
May 26, 2021
2021, June 3 – 8: Morning Crescents
June 3 – June 8, 2021:  Each morning before sunrise, look eastward for the waning crescent moon.  Each morning the moon is farther eastward and lower in the sky, while the phase wanes to a thin crescent. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/25/2021-june-3-8-morning-crescents/
04:25
May 25, 2021
2021, June 1 – June 7: Evening Star Venus and Mars
June 1 – June 7, 2021:  Evening Star Venus shines in the western sky after sunset.  Mars is over 20° to the upper left of Venus during this week.  Venus cuts the gap to Mars during the month.  Use a binocular to watch Venus pass a star cluster and Mars move eastward in the Pollux region. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/25/2021-june-1-june-7-evening-star-venus-and-mars/
05:38
May 25, 2021
2021, May 31: Goodbye, Mercury!
May 31, 2021: The planet parade is cut to four bright participants as Mercury departs the evening sky after tonight’s final appearance.  “Goodbye, Mercury!” until it appears in the morning sky during early summer.  This morning the moon is near Saturn and Jupiter in the southeastern sky. Brilliant Evening Star Venus, dim Mercury, and Mars are in the evening sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/24/2021-may-31-goodbye-mercury/
07:44
May 24, 2021
2021: June – August, Mars Joins Venus
Still low in the sky during brighter twilight, brilliant Venus moves through Cancer and Leo.  Mars enters the scene (within 10°) as it moves toward its solar conjunction. As the ecliptic’s angle with the western horizon decreases, the Venusian setting time interval shrinks several minutes until late August.  Venus passes the Red Planet (July 12) and Regulus (July 21). A binocular is needed to make observations of conjunctions with the dimmer stars. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/16/2021-june-august-mars-joins-venus/
05:23
May 23, 2021
2021, May 30 – 2021, June 2: Morning Moon Passes Planets
May 30, 2021 – June 2, 2021:  The gibbous moon passes bright Jupiter and Saturn before sunrise each morning.  May 30, the moon is the lower right of Saturn.  May 31, the moon is to the lower left of Saturn.  On June 1 and June 2, the lunar orb is near Jupiter. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/23/2021-may-30-2021-june-2-morning-moon-passes-planets/
04:10
May 23, 2021
2021, May 29: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars
May 30, 2021:  Brilliant Evening Star shines from low in the west-northwest after sunset.  Through a binocular locate Mercury, 2.5° to the lower right of Venus.  Mercury is quickly departing the evening sky. Mars is higher in the sky, 5.3° to the lower left of Pollux. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/23/2021-may-29-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars-2/
06:12
May 23, 2021
2021, May 29: Morning Gibbous Moon, Jupiter, Saturn
May 29, 2021: This morning’s bright moon is near the handle of the Teapot of Sagittarius.  Bright Jupiter and Saturn are to the east of the gibbous moon. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/22/2021-may-29-morning-gibbous-moon-jupiter-saturn/
05:31
May 22, 2021
2021, May 29: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars
May 29, 2021: Three planets are in the evening sky.  Brilliant Venus is low in the west-northwest after sunset.  Speedy Mercury is leaving the sky after its best evening performance of the year.  It is below Venus.  Mars is higher in the western sky, in Gemini to the lower left of Pollux. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/22/2021-may-29-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars/
05:40
May 22, 2021
2021, May 28: Morning Moon, Teapot, Jupiter, Saturn
May 28, 2021: This morning, one hour before sunrise, the bright gibbous moon is near the Teapot of Sagittarius.  Farther eastward, Jupiter is moving eastward in front of the stars of Aquarius.  Saturn is retrograding in Capricornus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/21/2021-may-28-morning-moon-teapot-jupiter-saturn/
06:16
May 21, 2021
2021, May 27: Bright Morning Moon, Planets
May 27, 2021: The bright moon is in the west this morning, near the star Antares.  Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/20/2021-may-27-bright-morning-moon-planets/
03:54
May 20, 2021
2021, May 27: Impending Venus – Mercury Conjunction, Sirius Setting
May 27, 2021: Mercury approaches Venus the evening before a close conjunction of the two planets.  This is the closest visible grouping of the two planets until 2033, although over two dozen groupings occur during the interim.  Tonight is Sirius’ Cosmic Setting. It sets at sunset.  The moon is visible low in the southeast at three hours after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/20/2021-may-27-impending-venus-mercury-conjunction-sirius-setting/
06:22
May 20, 2021
2021, May 26: Approaching Venus – Mercury Conjunction
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/19/2021-may-26-approaching-venus-mercury-conjunction/
07:09
May 19, 2021
2021, May 26: Lunar Eclipse, Morning Worlds
May 26, 2021:  This morning a lunar eclipse occurs.  Your view of event depends on your location.  Better views are farther west in the US and Canada.  Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Ocean experience the entire eclipse.  Bright morning planets Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/19/2021-may-26-lunar-eclipse-morning-worlds/
11:34
May 19, 2021
2021, May 25: Morning Planets, Jupiter, Saturn
May 25, 2021:  The bright moon is in the southwest this morning.  Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky before sunrise.  Jupiter, brighter than all the stars this morning, is moving eastward among the stars of Aquarius.  Saturn, to the upper right of Jupiter, is retrograding in Capricornus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/18/2021-may-25-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn/
07:00
May 18, 2021
2021, May 25: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars
May 25, 2021: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, and Mars are in the western sky after sunset.  Mercury is coming off its best evening appearance of the year.  Mars is marching eastward in Gemini.  The bright moon is in the southeast during the early evening near the star Graffias. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/18/2021-may-25-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars/
07:23
May 18, 2021
2021, May 24: Planets in a Plane
May 24, 2021: Morning planets Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise.  In the evening sky, brilliant Evening Star Venus, Mercury, and Mars line up along the solar system’s plane.  The bright moon is in the southeast near Zubenelgenubi, “the southern claw.” This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/17/2021-may-24-planets-in-a-plane/
08:03
May 17, 2021
2021, May 28: Close Venus – Mercury Conjunction
May 28, 2021:  This evening Mercury passes brilliant Venus for the second of three conjunctions during this evening apparition of the second planet from the sun.  Use a binocular about 45 minutes after sunset to see the speedy planet 0.4° to the lower left of Venus.  This is the closest visible conjunction until 2033. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/17/2021-may-28-close-venus-mercury-conjunction/
05:02
May 17, 2021
2021, May – June: Venus from Taurus to Gemini
During May and June, 2021, Venus is low in the western sky after sunset.  Find a clear horizon to see it.  Forty-five minutes after sunset, the brilliant planet is very low in the sky.  Venus begins this observing sequence between the horns of Taurus then steps into Gemini.  The moon joins the bright planet on June 11.  Venus passes Pollux on June 21. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/16/2021-may-june-venus-from-taurus-to-gemini/
03:57
May 16, 2021
2021, May 23: Planet Parade Marches On
May 23, 2021:  Five bright planets parade across the sky.  Jupiter and Saturn are visible before sunrise in the southeastern sky.  The star Fomalhaut is becoming visible below bright Jupiter and near the horizon.   After sundown, Evening Star Venus, Mercury, and Mars are in the western sky.  The bright moon is in the southeastern sky during the nighttime hours. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/16/2021-may-23-planet-parade-marches-on/
07:05
May 16, 2021
2021, May 22: Parading Five Planets
May 22, 2021: Five planets parade across the sky.  Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise. Evening Star Venus, Mercury and Mars are in the western sky after sunset.  A bright moon is in the southeastern sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/15/2021-may-22-parading-five-planets/
08:27
May 15, 2021
2021, May 21: Twilight Lengthens
May 21, 2021:  At the weather warms, daylight and twilight lengthen to diminish nighttime hours.  As the summer solstice approaches far northern latitudes do not have periods of darkness.  From the most northern latitudes, the sun does not set – the Land of the Midnight Sun. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/14/2021-may-21-twilight-lengthens/
04:15
May 14, 2021
2021, May 21: Evening Planet Ballet
May 21, 2021: Three bright planets are dancing in the western sky after sundown.  Evening Star Venus is entering the sky for a months-long residency after its solar conjunction two months ago.  Mercury is heading for a conjunction with Venus after its best evening appearance of the year.  Mars continues its eastward march in Gemini, but time is running out on its appearance as it approaches brighter evening twilight and a conjunction with Venus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/14/2021-may-21-evening-planet-ballet/
05:59
May 14, 2021
2021, May 20: Morning Summer Triangle
May 20, 2021:  With two bright planets in the southeast before sunrise, the Summer Triangle – Vega, Altair, and Deneb – is high in the south as daylight approaches. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/13/2021-may-20-morning-summer-triangle/
05:07
May 13, 2021
2021, May 20: Evening Planet Dance
May 20, 2021:  Evening Star Venus, Mercury, and Mars continue their planetary dance in the western sky after sunset.  Begin looking for brilliant Venus about 30 minutes after sunset.  Fifteen minutes later, Mercury and Mars join the ballet. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/13/2021-may-20-evening-planet-dance/
01:51
May 13, 2021
2021, May 22: Saturn Retrogrades
May 22, 2021:  Saturn, the Ringed Wonder, begins its retrograde motion today.  The planet is in the southern sky to the upper right of bright Jupiter before sunrise.  The planet is at opposition on August 2, and ends its retrograde motion on October 10. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/12/2021-may-22-saturn-retrogrades/
05:43
May 12, 2021
2021, May 19: Five Planets, Waxing Moon
May 19, 2021: The display of five planets continues.  Jupiter and Saturn are morning planets, visible in the southeast before sunrise.  After sunset, brilliant Evening Star Venus, Mercury, and Mars are in the western sky.  The half-full moon is to the upper left of Regulus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/12/2021-may-19-five-planets-waxing-moon/
08:03
May 12, 2021
2021, May 18: Planet Quintet, Waxing Moon
May 18, 2021: Bright morning planets Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise.  After sunset, Evening Star Venus, Mercury, and Mars are lined up in the western sky.  The thick crescent moon is higher near Regulus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/11/2021-may-18-planet-quintet-waxing-moon/
08:56
May 11, 2021
2021, May 17: Planets, Moon Line Up
May 17, 2021: The five bright planets – Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, and Mars – are visible in night sky.  Jupiter and Saturn are in the morning.  Evening Star Venus, Mercury and Mars are in the evening sky with the crescent moon. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/10/2021-may-17-planets-moon-line-up/
08:04
May 10, 2021
2021, May 15: Planets on Review
May 15, 2021: Five planets and the crescent moon are visible today.  Morning Planets Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise.  Brilliant Evening Star Venus, Mercury – on its best evening appearance of the year, Mars, and the crescent moon are in the western sky after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/08/2021-may-15-planets-on-review/
10:03
May 9, 2021
2021, May 16: Lunar Occultation, Mercury Best!
May 16, 2021: The moon occults a star in Gemini this evening, and Mercury reaches its greatest separation from the sun.  Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise.  After sunset, Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars, and the lunar crescent are lined up above the western horizon. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/09/2021-may-16-lunar-occultation-mercury-best/
10:32
May 9, 2021
2021, May 14: Planets on Parade
May 14, 2021:  Five planets are on parade.  Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise.  After sundown, brilliant Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars, and the lunar crescent are in the evening sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/07/2021-may-14-planets-on-parade/
09:21
May 7, 2021
2021, May 13: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Moon
May 13, 2021: Venus, Mercury, the crescent moon, and Mars are in the western sky after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/06/2021-may-13-evening-star-venus-mercury-moon/
07:34
May 6, 2021
2021, May 13: Bright Jupiter, Saturn Morning Planets
May 13, 2021: Bright Jupiter and Saturn are the morning planets in the southeast before sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/06/2021-may-13-bright-jupiter-saturn-morning-planets/
05:13
May 6, 2021
2021, May 12: Morning Planets Jupiter, Saturn
May 12, 2021: Before sunrise bright Jupiter, in front of Aquarius, is in the southeast before sunrise.  Saturn is to the upper right of Jupiter, in Capricornus.  In a few mornings, Saturn begins to retrograde. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/05/2021-may-12-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn/
04:55
May 5, 2021
2021, May 12: Spectacular Venus-Moon Grouping
May 12, 2021: Evening Star Venus and the crescent moon make a spectacular grouping after sunset. Thirty minutes after sunset, the razor-thin moon is 1.2° to the left of brilliant Venus.  This is the closest grouping of the moon and Venus during this evening appearance of the brilliant planet.  Mercury is 9.1° to the upper left of Venus.  Mars maintains its eastward march in Gemini. Sirius and Aldebaran are near their heliacal settings, their final appearances in the evening sky for the year. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/05/2021-may-12-spectacular-venus-moon-grouping/
06:09
May 5, 2021
2021, May 11: Planets March On
May 11, 2021: The planet parade continues today. Five planets are on display.  Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky before sunrise.  After sundown, brilliant Venus, Mercury, and Mars are in the western sky.  The moon is at its New phase and at apogee today. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/04/2021-may-11-planets-march-on/
07:29
May 4, 2021
2021, May 10: Five Planets on Parade
May 10, 2021: Five planets are on display.  Jupiter and Saturn are visible in the southeastern sky before sunrise.  Brilliant Venus, Mercury, and Mars shine from the western sky after sunset.  Only the sun disrupts a continuous view of the five worlds. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/03/2021-may-10-five-planets-on-parade/
08:07
May 3, 2021
2021, May 9: Planets on Parade
May 9, 2021: Look for five planets today.  Jupiter and Saturn are visible in the southeast before sunrise.  Venus, Mercury, and Mars are in the western sky after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/02/2021-may-9-planets-on-parade/
06:50
May 2, 2021
2021, May 8: Watch the Planet Parade
May 8, 2021: Five planets are visible during morning and evening appearances.  Jupiter and Saturn are visible before sunrise.  Daylight interrupts the viewing until evening, when Venus, Mercury, and Mars are visible in the west after sundown. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/05/01/2021-may-8-watch-the-planet-parade/
07:35
May 1, 2021
2021, May 7: Five Planets on Parade
May 7, 2021: The planets and moon parade across the sky today.  Jupiter and Saturn are visible before sunrise in the southeast.  The moon can be seen closer to sunrise.  After sunset Venus, Mercury, and Mars are in the west-northwest. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/30/2021-may-7-five-planets-on-parade/
08:28
April 30, 2021
2021: Sirius Heliacal Rising
The first morning appearance of a star before sunrise is known as the heliacal rising of the star. Sirius, the brightest star, makes its first appearance each year during mid-August from mid-northern latitudes. For 2021, under the best conditions, the star is first visible without optical help on August 11 for latitude 41.7 ° North. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/30/2021-sirius-heliacal-rising/
03:16
April 30, 2021
2021, May 6: 24 Hours, 5 Planets, Moon
May 6, 2021: During a 24-hour period, the five bright planets and the moon are visible.  Before sunrise this morning, Saturn, Jupiter, and the crescent moon are lined up in the southeast.  After sunset, brilliant Evening Star Venus is visible after sunset.  As the sky darkens Mercury, then Mars, appears in the western sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/29/2021-may-6-24-hours-5-planets-moon/
08:01
April 29, 2021
2021, May 5: Morning Lineup, Moon, Jupiter, Saturn
May 5, 2021: The crescent moon, bright Jupiter and Saturn lineup in the southeast before sunrise.  One hour before sunup, the moon is low in the sky with bright Jupiter to its upper right.  Saturn is to the upper right of Jupiter.  Jupiter is brighter than all the stars in the sky. Saturn is brighter than the stars in the immediate region after the Jovian Giant. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/28/2021-may-5-morning-lineup-moon-jupiter-saturn/
04:54
April 28, 2021
2021, May 5: Evening Lineup, Venus, Mercury, Mars
May 5, 2021:  Brilliant Venus, Mercury, and Mars are visible in the western sky after sunset.  Venus is visible low in the west-northwest about 30 minutes after sunset.  By 45 minutes after sundown, Mercury is visible to the brilliant planet’s upper left.  Mars is easily visible and hour after the sun sets, about one-third of the way up in the west, in front of the stars of Gemini. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/28/2021-may-5-evening-lineup-venus-mercury-mars/
06:37
April 28, 2021
2021, May 4: Brilliant Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars
May 4, 2021: Three planets are visible after sunset.  Brilliant Venus is low in the west-northwest after sundown.  Mercury is above Venus.  It is visible lower as the sky darkens.  As night falls, Mars is over a third of the way up in the west, under Castor and Pollux, the Gemini Twins. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/27/2021-may-4-brilliant-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars/
05:56
April 27, 2021
2021, May 4: Moon Near Jupiter, Saturn
May 4, 2021: This morning the moon is near Jupiter and Saturn before sunrise.  Look about an hour before sunup.  Bright Jupiter is to the upper left of the thick lunar crescent, while Saturn is to the upper right. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/27/2021-may-4-moon-near-jupiter-saturn/
04:53
April 27, 2021
2021, May 3: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars
May 3, 2021: Three bright planets are visible after sunset. Brilliant Venus is low in the west-northwest, with Mercury to its upper left.  As the sky darkens further a binocular reveals that speedy Mercury is to the lower left of the Pleiades star cluster.  Mars is visible in a darker sky in Gemini, below Castor and Pollux. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/26/2021-may-3-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars/
05:53
April 26, 2021
2021, May 3: Moon Meets Saturn, Jupiter
May 3, 2021:  The slightly gibbous moon is near Saturn this morning before sunrise.  The lunar orb is 6.8° to the lower right of the Ringed Wonder.  Jupiter is to the lower left of Saturn. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/26/2021-may-3-moon-meets-saturn-jupiter/
04:29
April 26, 2021
2021, May: Mars in Gemini
During May 2021, Mars marches across the starfields of Gemini.  The planet is visible in the western sky after sunset.  Early in the month, Mars is near the feet of Castor.  Mars moves through the constellation diagonally from lower right to upper left.  It ends the month passing Pollux. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/25/2021-may-mars-in-gemini/
05:03
April 25, 2021
2021, May: Year’s Best Mercury Evening Appearance
Mercury’s best appearance of 2021 occurs during May.  The planet is visible in the west-northwest above Venus.  The appearance begins during late April. On May 28, the apparition ends with a close Venus – Mercury conjunction, the closest easily visible until 2033. About 30 Venus – Mercury conjunctions occur during the interval, but some close groupings are lost in the sun’s glare. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/25/2021-may-years-best-mercury-evening-appearance/
06:13
April 25, 2021
2021, May 2: Brilliant Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars
May 2, 2021: Five bright planets are visible during a 24-hour interval.  This evening, brilliant Evening Star Venus is in the west-northwest during bright twilight.  Mercury is above Venus.  Mercury is 3.4° to the lower left of the Pleaides star cluster. Mars is higher in the west when night falls. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/24/2021-may-2-brilliant-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars/
05:27
April 24, 2021
2021, May 2: Moon with Morning Planets, Jupiter, Saturn
May 2, 2021: Five planets are visible during a 24-hour cycle.  This morning the bright, gibbous moon joins bright Jupiter and Saturn in the southeastern sky before sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/24/2021-may-2-moon-with-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn/
04:29
April 24, 2021
2021, May 1: May Day’s Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars
May 1, 2021: Evening star Venus, Mercury, and Mars are in the western sky after sunset.  Venus and Mercury are visible during brighter twilight.  Mars is in Gemini below Castor and Pollux. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/23/2021-may-1-may-days-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars/
05:57
April 24, 2021
2021, May 1: May Day’s Morning Planets, Jupiter and Saturn, Moon
May 1, 2021: Before sunrise, the bright moon is in the south above the handle of the Teapot of Sagittarius.  Morning planets Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/23/2021-may-1-may-days-morning-planets-jupiter-and-saturn-moon/
06:30
April 24, 2021
2021, April 30: Evening Star, Venus, Mercury, Mars
April 30, 2021: Evening Star Venus and Mercury are low in the west-northwest after sunset.  Venus is beginning its evening appearance and Mercury is enroute to its best evening appearance of the year.  After night falls, Mars is in the west in Gemini.  Through a binocular, Mars is visible near the star cluster Messier 35. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/22/2021-april-30-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars/
05:27
April 24, 2021
2021, April 30: Bright Moon, Bright Planets, Jupiter, Saturn
April 30, 2021: The bright, morning gibbous moon is between Antares and Sagittarius, among the stars of Ophiuchus.  Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky before sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/22/2021-april-30-bright-moon-bright-planets-jupiter-saturn/
06:16
April 24, 2021
2021, April 29: Morning Planets Jupiter, Saturn, Bright Moon
April 29, 2021: The bright moon is in the southwest before sunrise, near the star Antares.  The morning planets, Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast.  The planets are 15.0° apart. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/21/2021-april-29-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn-bright-moon/
04:41
April 21, 2021
2021, April 29: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars in Gemini
April 29, 2021: Evening Star Venus and bright Mercury are in the west-northwest during bright twilight.  As the sky darkens, Mars is at the feet of Gemini in the western sky.  Through a binocular the Red Planet is above the star cluster Messier 35. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/21/2021-april-29-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars-in-gemini/
05:46
April 21, 2021
2021, April 28: Morning Moon in Pincers, Jupiter Saturn
April 28, 2021: This morning the bright moon appears to be caught in the pincers of the Scorpion and near the creature’s forehead.  Bright morning planets Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/20/2021-april-28-morning-moon-in-pincers-jupiter-saturn/
05:02
April 20, 2021
2021, April 28: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars, Moon
April 28, 2021: Evening Star Venus and bright Mercury are low in the west-northwest during bright evening twilight.  Later during the evening, Mars is at the feet of Gemini.  Use a binocular to spot the star cluster Messier 35 below the Red Planet.  Near midnight, the moon is in the southeast near Antares. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/20/2021-april-28-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars-moon/
05:46
April 20, 2021
2021, April 27: Morning Pink Moon, Jupiter Saturn
April 27, 2021: The bright Pink Moon is in the southwest before sunrise, near the southern pincer of the Scorpion.  Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast moving eastward compared to the starry background. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/19/2021-april-27-morning-pink-moon-jupiter-saturn/
05:23
April 19, 2021
2021, April 27: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars, Moon in Pincers
April 27, 2021: Evening Star Venus and Mercury climb into the evening sky in the west-northwest after sunset.  In a darker sky, Mars marches eastward in Gemini, near the feet of the Twins.  Look for the moon caught in the pincers of the Scorpion. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/19/2021-april-27-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars-moon-in-pincers/
05:44
April 19, 2021
2021, April 26: Morning Jupiter, Saturn, Bright Moon
April 26, 2021: The bright morning moon is in the west-southwest before sunrise.  Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast at about one hour before sunrise.  Both planets are slowly moving eastward compared to the sidereal background. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/18/2021-april-26-morning-jupiter-saturn-bright-moon/
05:14
April 18, 2021
2021, April 26: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars, Pink Moon
April 26, 2021:  The perigee full moon (supermoon), known as the Pink Moon, occurs this evening.  Evening star Venus and Mercury are above the west-northwest horizon after sunset. Use a binocular to see Mars closest to the star cluster Messier 35. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/18/2021-april-26-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars-pink-moon/
05:56
April 18, 2021
2021, April 25: Morning Planets, Jupiter, Saturn in Southeast
April 25, 2021: Morning planets Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise.  Jupiter is in front of the stars of Aquarius, while Saturn’s starry background is Capricornus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/17/2021-april-25-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn-in-southeast/
04:27
April 17, 2021
2021, April 25: Mercury-Venus Conjunction, Mars, Bright Moon
April 25, 2021: Mercury passes Evening Star Venus this evening after sunset.  Look low in the western sky about 20 minutes after sunset.  Mars is marching eastward in Gemini, near the star cluster Messier 35.  The bright moon is near Spica. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/17/2021-april-25-mercury-venus-conjunction-mars-bright-moon/
06:09
April 17, 2021
2021, April 24: Lunar Occultation, Morning Planets, Jupiter Saturn
April 24, 2021:  The bright gibbous moon is near a star in Virgo during the early morning.  From parts of the Western Hemisphere, the moon covers the star.  Before sunrise, bright morning planets, Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/16/2021-april-24-lunar-occultation-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn/
05:33
April 16, 2021
2021, April 24: Evening Star, Bright Mercury, Venus, Mars, Gibbous Moon
April 24, 2021:  Brilliant Evening Star Venus and bright Mercury are entering the evening sky.  They are low in the west-northwest during evening twilight.  The bright moon is in the southeast in Virgo.  Mars moves into Gemini as it approaches the star cluster Messier 35. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/16/2021-april-24-evening-star-bright-mercury-venus-mars-gibbous-moon/
06:31
April 16, 2021
2021, April 23: Evening Star Venus, Mercury, Mars, Moon
April 23, 2021: Evening Star Venus and Mercury are entering the evening sky.  They are found very low in the west-northwest after sunset.  The bright moon is in the southeastern sky during the early evening.  Mars is moving toward the star cluster Messier 35. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/15/2021-april-23-evening-star-venus-mercury-mars-moon/
05:20
April 15, 2021
2021, April 23: Jupiter, Saturn, Morning Planets
April 23, 2021: Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise.  Jupiter is the brightest “star” in the region.  Saturn is to the Jovian Giant’s upper right. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/15/2021-april-23-jupiter-saturn-morning-planets/
04:22
April 15, 2021
2021, April 22: Bright Jupiter, Saturn, Morning Sky
April 22, 2021:  Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise.  Jupiter approaches the Capricornus Aquarius border, while Saturn is near the star Theta Capricorni. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/14/2021-april-22-bright-jupiter-saturn-morning-sky/
04:30
April 14, 2021
2021, April 22: Brilliant Venus, Gibbous Moon, Mars
April 22, 2021:  Brilliant Evening Star Venus is making its first appearance in the western sky after sunset.  Look just above the horizon at 20 minutes after sunset.  The bright, gibbous moon is in Leo.  Mars approaches the star cluster Messier 35 in a darker sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/14/2021-april-22-brilliant-venus-gibbous-moon-mars/
05:57
April 14, 2021
2021, April 21: Morning Planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Capricornus
April 21, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are the bright morning planets in the southeast before sunrise.  The stars are in front of the backdrop of Capricornus.  The constellation looks like an oversized boomerang or stealth fighter. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/13/2021-april-21-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn-capricornus/
04:38
April 13, 2021
2021, April 21: Evening Star Venus, Gibbous Moon, Mars
April 21, 2021: Evening Star Venus is making its first appearance in the west-northwest shortly after sunset.  The gibbous moon is near Leo, while Mars is near the foot of Castor. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/13/2021-april-21-evening-star-venus-gibbous-moon-mars/
04:13
April 13, 2021
2021, April 20: Bright Jupiter, Saturn, Morning Planets
April 20, 2021: Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky before sunrise, gently moving eastward compared to the starry backdrop of Capricornus. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/12/2021-april-20-bright-jupiter-saturn-morning-planets/
04:12
April 12, 2021
2021, April 20: Venus, Gibbous Moon, Mars, Evening Wonders
April 20, 2021: Venus is very low in the west-northwest after sunset.  The gibbous moon is in Cancer, between Regulus and Pollux.  Mars, above the horns of Taurus, approaches the star cluster Messier 35. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/12/2021-april-20-venus-gibbous-moon-mars-evening-wonders/
05:13
April 12, 2021
2021, April 19: Bright Jupiter, Saturn, Morning Planets
April 19, 2021: The bright morning planets, Jupiter and Saturn, are in the southeastern sky before sunrise.  Capricornus is the starry background for this giant planet duo. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/11/2021-april-19-bright-jupiter-saturn-morning-planets/
04:14
April 11, 2021
2021, April 19: Moon, Twins, Mars, Evening Watch
April 19, 2021: Venus begins to appear in the west after sunset.  The moon lines up with Pollux and Castor, while Mars is above Bull’s horns in the western evening sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/11/2021-april-19-moon-twins-mars-evening-watch/
04:11
April 11, 2021
2021, April 19: First Evening Appearance of Venus
April 19, 2021:  The first evening appearance of Venus for this apparition occurs this evening.  Look for it low in the west-northwest about 20 minutes after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/11/2021-april-19-first-evening-appearance-of-venus/
02:43
April 11, 2021
2021, April 18: Jupiter, Saturn, Morning Planets
April 18, 2021: The bright morning planets, Jupiter and Saturn, are in the southeastern sky before sunrise.  Capricornus is the starry background for this giant planet duo.  Daylight is 13 hours, 30 minutes long. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/10/2021-april-18-jupiter-saturn-morning-planets/
04:43
April 10, 2021
2021, April 18: Crescent Moon, Mars, Evening Sky
April 18, 2021:  The crescent moon is high in the west after sunset among the stars of Gemini, below Pollux and Castor.  Mars is above the Bull’s horns.  Daylight is 13 hours, 30 minutes long. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/10/2021-april-18-crescent-moon-mars-evening-sky/
05:06
April 10, 2021
2021, April 17: Morning, Jupiter, Saturn, Distant Star
April 17, 2021: The bright morning planets, Jupiter and Saturn, are in the southeastern sky before sunrise.  Bright Jupiter is passing a dim star.  Through a spotting scope or telescope the distant star seems to intermingle with Jupiter’s largest satellites. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/09/2021-april-17-morning-jupiter-saturn-distant-star/
05:23
April 9, 2021
2021, April 17: Evening, Crescent Moon, Mars, Star Cluster
April 17, 2021: During the early evening, the crescent moon is above Mars in the western sky.  Use a binocular to spot the star cluster M35 near the moon.  Mars is above the Bull’s horns. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/09/2021-april-17-evening-crescent-moon-mars-star-cluster/
05:05
April 9, 2021
2021, April 16: Morning Planets, Jupiter, Saturn
April 16, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are the morning planets in the southeastern sky before sunrise.  Jupiter is the brightest “star” in the region.  Through a spotting telescope or small telescope, the star Mu Capricorni seems to intermingle with Jupiter’s largest moons. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/08/2021-april-16-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn/
04:39
April 8, 2021
2021, April 16: Evening Crescent Moon, Mars, Taurus
April 16, 2021: Mars and the crescent moon are in the west after sunset.  Taurus is the starry drop for the planet and the lunar slice.  Use a binocular to see Mars and the crescent moon in the same field of view. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/08/2021-april-16-evening-crescent-moon-mars-taurus/
04:26
April 8, 2021
2021, April 15: Jupiter, Moons Dance with Star
April 15, 2021: Morning planets Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise.  Jupiter is the brightest “star” in the region.  Through a telescope, Jupiter and its moon dance with a star. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/07/2021-april-15-jupiter-moons-dance-with-star/
05:12
April 7, 2021
2021, April 15: Crescent Moon, Taurus, Mars
April 15, 2021: The crescent moon appears near the “V” of Taurus this evening, while Mars is above the Bull’s horns.  Venus is nearing its first appearance in the western evening sky. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/07/2021-april-15-crescent-moon-taurus-mars/
04:51
April 7, 2021
2021, April 14: Bright Jupiter, Saturn, Morning Planets
April 14, 2021:  Jupiter and Saturn are low in the southeast before sunrise.  Jupiter is the brightest “star” in the region.  Saturn is dimmer and to the upper right of Jupiter.  The Jovian Giant is slowly moving away from the Ringed Wonder after their great conjunction. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/06/2021-april-14-bright-jupiter-saturn-morning-planets/
04:02
April 6, 2021
2021, April 14: Lunar Crescent, Mars Evening Sky
April 14, 2021: The picturesque lunar crescent is to the lower left of the Pleiades star cluster after sunset. Earthshine can be seen on the moon’s night portion. Mars is higher in the sky between the Bull’s horns. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/06/2021-april-14-lunar-crescent-mars-evening-sky/
03:54
April 6, 2021
2021, April 13: Jupiter, Saturn Race Along Ecliptic Highway
April 13, 2021: One hour before sunrise, Jupiter and Saturn are low in the southeastern sky.  They are moving eastward in Capricornus.  Use a binocular to make daily observations of the eastward drive. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/05/2021-april-13-jupiter-saturn-race-along-ecliptic-highway/
04:15
April 5, 2021
2021, April 13: Crescent Moon, Mars, Evening Sky
April 13, 2021: The crescent moon returns to the western evening sky after sunset.  Mars is now above the Bull’s horns in the west after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/05/2021-april-13-crescent-moon-mars-evening-sky/
04:01
April 5, 2021
2021, April 12: Jupiter, Saturn, Morning Planets
April 12, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are morning planets.  Jupiter is the brightest “star” in the southeast before sunrise.  Saturn is to Jupiter’s upper right.  Use a binocular to spot the dim stars. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/04/2021-april-12-jupiter-saturn-morning-planets/
03:34
April 4, 2021
2021, April 12: Mars Between the Horns
April 12, 2021: Spica rises at sunset.  It is low in the east-southeast during the early evening hours.  Mars is halfway up in the west  as it moves between the Bull’s horns. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/04/2021-april-12-mars-between-the-horns/
03:56
April 4, 2021
2021, April 11: Wandering Stars, Jupiter, Saturn
April 11, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are wandering through Capricornus.  They can be found low in the southeast before sunrise. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/03/2021-april-11-wandering-stars-jupiter-saturn/
04:38
April 3, 2021
2021, April 11: Mars Through the Bull’s Horns
April 11, 2021: The Red Planet is about halfway up in the western sky after sunset. Mars is marching eastward in Taurus near the Bull’s horns.  Watch it move between the horns during the next few evenings. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/03/2021-april-11-mars-through-the-bulls-horns/
03:34
April 3, 2021
2021, April 10: Morning Planets, Jupiter, Saturn
April 10, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are the bright stars in the southeast before sunrise.  Use a binocular to note their eastward movement compared to the background stars. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/02/2021-april-10-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn/
03:41
April 2, 2021
2021, April 10: Mars, Taurus, Crab Nebula
April 10, 2021: After sunset, Mars is about halfway up in the western sky near the horns of Taurus.  Mars is somewhat close to the Crab Nebula.  A telescope reveals a dim, cloudy patch of light. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/02/2021-april-10-mars-taurus-crab-nebula/
05:29
April 2, 2021
2021, April 9: AM Jupiter, Saturn, PM Mars
April 9, 2021: Morning planets Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise with Capricornus as their starry background.  During the evening, Mars continues to approach the Bull’s horns. Find the Red Planet about halfway up in the west after sunset This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/04/01/2021-april-9-am-jupiter-saturn-pm-mars/
03:48
April 1, 2021
2021, April 8: Bright Jupiter, Saturn, Crescent Moon
April 8, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are low in the eastern sky before sunrise.  As the sky brightens for the approaching sunrise, the crescent moon appears low in the east-southeast. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/31/2021-april-8-bright-jupiter-saturn-crescent-moon/
03:48
March 31, 2021
2021, April 8: Mars Nears Bull’s Horns
April 8, 2021: In the evening sky, Mars approaches the Bull’s horns in the western sky after sunset.  The planet is now higher than Betelgeuse, Orion’s second brightest star. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/31/2021-april-8-mars-nears-bulls-horns/
04:16
March 31, 2021
2021, April 7: Moon, AM Planets, PM Mars in West
April 7, 2021: Bright Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast before sunrise.  The moon is low in the southeast, to the lower right of Jupiter.  Find a clear horizon to see it.  Today daylight is 13 long from Chicago’s latitude.  After sunset, find Mars about halfway up in the west, below the Bull’s horns. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/30/2021-april-7-moon-am-planets-pm-mars-in-west/
04:24
March 30, 2021
2021, April 6: Moon Dances with Saturn
April 6, 2021: This morning, the moon, Jupiter, and Saturn are low in the southeast before sunrise.  The lunar crescent is 4.7° to the lower right of Saturn, while Jupiter is 12.5° to the lower left of the Ringed Wonder. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/29/2021-april-6-moon-dances-with-saturn/
04:09
March 29, 2021
2021, April 6: Mars in Sea of Stars
April 6, 2021:  Find Mars in the west after sunset.  It is approaching the Bull’s horns.  Mars, not as bright as it was a few months ago, is in a sea of the bright winter stars. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/29/2021-april-6-mars-in-sea-of-stars/
03:37
March 29, 2021
2021, April 5: AM Lineup, PM Mars
April 5, 2021:  The thick crescent moon, Saturn, and Jupiter are lined up in the southeastern sky this morning.  Mars is in Taurus after sunset.
06:15
March 28, 2021
2021, April 4: AM Moon, Planets, PM Mars
April 4, 2021: This morning the Last Quarter moon is near Sagittarius.  Jupiter and Saturn are moving eastward in Capricornus.  During the evening, Mars is marching eastward through Taurus, below the Bull’s horns.
05:15
March 27, 2021
2021, April & May: Venus Into Bright Evening Twilight
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/16/2021-april-may-venus-into-bright-evening-twilight/
03:06
March 26, 2021
2021: Venus as an Evening Star
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/16/2021-venus-as-an-evening-star/
05:26
March 26, 2021
2021, April 3: AM Planet Pair, Gibbous Moon, PM Mars
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/26/2021-april-3-am-planet-pair-gibbous-moon-pm-mars/
05:19
March 26, 2021
2021, April 2: Morning Planet Duo, Moon, Evening Mars
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/25/2021-april-2-morning-planet-duo-moon-evening-mars/
04:23
March 25, 2021
2021, April 1: Morning Planets & Moon, Mars in Taurus
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/24/2021-april-1-morning-planets-moon-mars-in-taurus/
05:08
March 24, 2021
2021, March 31: PM Arcturus, Mars, Moon
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/23/2021-march-31-pm-arcturus-mars-moon/
06:10
March 23, 2021
2021, March 31: Star Tails, Moon, AM Planets
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/23/2021-march-31-star-tails-moon-am-planets/
05:00
March 23, 2021
2021, March 30: Bright Moon, 3 Planets
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/22/2021-march-30-bright-moon-3-planets/
04:38
March 23, 2021
2021, March 29: Morning Moon, Planets
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/21/2021-march-29-morning-moon-planets/
04:01
March 21, 2021
2021, March 29: Spring Evening Moon, Mars
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/21/2021-march-29-spring-evening-moon-mars/
04:25
March 21, 2021
2021, April: Mars, From Taurus Into Gemini
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/21/2021-april-mars-from-taurus-into-gemini/
04:18
March 21, 2021
2021, March 28: Morning Planets, Jupiter, Saturn
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/20/2021-march-28-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn/
04:41
March 20, 2021
2021, March 28: Worm Moon, Mars
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/20/2021-march-28-worm-moon-mars/
05:02
March 20, 2021
2021, March 27: Bright Morning Planets, Bright Moon, Mars
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/19/2021-march-27-bright-morning-planets-bright-moon-mars/
05:47
March 19, 2021
2021, March 26: Morning Planets, Moon, Mars
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/18/2021-march-26-morning-planets-moon-mars/
05:55
March 18, 2021
2021: Venus as an Evening Star – The Chart
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/16/2021-venus-as-an-evening-star-the-chart/
04:06
March 17, 2021
2021, March 25: Jupiter, Saturn, Moon, Mars
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/17/2021-march-25-jupiter-saturn-moon-mars/
05:33
March 17, 2021
2021, March 23: Three Bright Planets, Evening Moon
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/14/2021-march-23-three-bright-planets-evening-moon/
03:54
March 15, 2021
2021, March 24: Three Bright Planets, Bright Evening Moon
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/15/2021-march-24-three-bright-planets-bright-evening-moon/
04:30
March 15, 2021
2021, March 22: Morning Planets, Evening Gibbous Moon, Mars
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/13/2021-march-22-morning-planets-evening-gibbous-moon-mars/
03:59
March 13, 2021
2021, March 21: Three Bright Planets, Evening Moon
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/12/2021-march-21-three-bright-planets-evening-moon/
03:33
March 12, 2021
2021, March 20: Vernal Equinox, Morning Planets
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/11/2021-march-20-vernal-equinox-morning-planets/
03:51
March 11, 2021
2021, March 20: Moon Between Horns
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/11/2021-march-20-moon-between-horns/
03:41
March 11, 2021
19 March 2021: Morning Planets, Evening Moon Joins Mars
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/10/19-march-2021-morning-planets-evening-moon-joins-mars/
03:48
March 10, 2021
18 March 2021: Morning Planets, Evening Moon, Mars, Taurus
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/09/18-march-2021-morning-planets-evening-moon-mars-taurus/
04:09
March 9, 2021
March 17, 2021: Morning Planets, Evening Crescent, Mars
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/08/march-17-2021-morning-planets-evening-crescent-mars/
03:39
March 8, 2021
2021, March 16: Morning Planets, Evening Crescent, Mars
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/07/2021-march-16-morning-planets-evening-crescent-mars/
04:48
March 7, 2021
2021, March 15: Ides of March, Planets, Moon
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/06/2021-march-15-ides-of-march-planets-moon/
04:28
March 6, 2021
2021, March 14: Morning Planets, Jupiter, Saturn
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/05/2021-march-14-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn/
02:59
March 5, 2021
2021, March 14: Thin Evening Crescent, Mars in Taurus
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/05/2021-march-14-thin-evening-crescent-mars-in-taurus/
03:36
March 5, 2021
2021, March 26: Venus at Superior Conjunction
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/02/28/2021-march-26-venus-at-superior-conjunction/
01:32
March 4, 2021
2021: Early February, Equal Light, Darkness
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/01/19/2021-early-february-equal-light-darkness/
03:01
March 4, 2021
2020: Daylight Saving Time Commentary
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2020/10/20/2020-daylight-saving-time-commentary/
09:54
March 4, 2021
2021, March 13: Jupiter, Saturn Morning Planets
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/04/2021-march-13-jupiter-saturn-morning-planets/
02:59
March 4, 2021
2021, March 13: Mars, Star Clusters
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/04/2021-march-13-mars-star-clusters/
02:49
March 4, 2021
2021: March Evenings, Winter Triangle
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02:35
March 4, 2021
2021, March 4: Mars – Pleiades Conjunction
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03:10
March 3, 2021
2021, March 12: Mars Eastward March
Look for Mars in the west-southwest after sunset. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://whenthecurveslineup.com/2021/03/03/2021-march-12-mars-eastward-march/
02:47
March 3, 2021