BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Saturn will be at its finest in early September, visible all night in the constellation Aquarius. The yellow planet will be low in the southeastern sky after sunset and will climb to its highest point in the south by midnight.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The annual Perseid meteor shower happens on warm summer nights, when gazing at the starry sky is always enjoyable. This year the Perseids will peak on the night of Aug. 12-13. The moon will be almost new, so moonlight will not interfere with observing meteors.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The shorter nights of summer will still offer a variety of sights for skywatchers.Mercury and Venus, the two innermost planets, will put on an evening show. Try to spot them soon after sunset in July.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The planets Venus and Mars will pass through the Beehive Cluster of stars in June. Binoculars will make the scene especially attractive.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Venus will put on its best show of the year during May, shining brilliantly in the western evening sky until very late. At the start of the month it will be easy to spot between the horns of the constellation Taurus the Bull.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Mercury and Venus will offer their best display of the year in April. Look for the two planets each evening, with Mercury at its best in the first two weeks of the month.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As March begins, Venus will be visible even before sunset if you look carefully 30 degrees high in the west. Jupiter will appear soon afterward less than a degree from Venus.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Three bright planets will be visible every evening in February.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As the new year begins, the evening sky will offer fine views of the planets.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mercury will all be on display in the evening sky during December.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Jupiter and Saturn will highlight the evening sky during November. The best time to begin viewing them will be as soon as the sky darkens.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Saturn will be a fine sight each evening in October, especially for observers with telescopes. The planet will be easy to spot 30 degrees high in the southern sky during the first few hours of darkness, and it won't set until 3 a.m. early in the month and 1 a.m. at month's end. Titan, Saturn's largest moon, will be north of the planet on the mornings of Oct. 8 and 24 and south on Oct. 16. Titan will be a good target for small telescopes.