Venus, low in the sunset this week, has three faint companions hiding nearby: Mercury, Spica, and Mars. Use binoculars in bright twilight to follow their daily changes. After dark, Jupiter glares bright and obvious in the south to southwest.
Tiny little Mars passes brighter Venus low in the sunset this week. Bright Jupiter shines highest at dusk, offering occasional views of its Great Red Spot as it turns — and, for some observers, a double satellite shadow transit by its satellites.
Saturn and Mars pair up low in the west during twilight, with Regulus looking on. Watch their configurations change from day to day. Meanwhile, on the other side of the sky, Jupiter shines low in the southeast during twilight and climbs higher as the night grows late.
Mars, Regulus, and Saturn are lining up in the western sky as they sink lower in the dusk. Jupiter now rises at the end of twilight, far outshining the Sagittarius Teapot to its right. And on Monday night, the Moon closely pairs up with Antares.