Follow the planets, April through July 2020
In the evening sky, Venus shines at peak brilliance in April, while setting in a dark sky more than three hours after sunset. In May, Venus drops dramatically, disappearing into bright twilight before month’s end. On its way down, Venus on May 21 has…
Moon, Planets, and Stars, February through April 2020
In the western sky at dusk, Mercury in February, and Venus in March-April, reach their highest positions and best visibility of 2020.
Follow the Naked-Eye Planets in 2019-20 School Year and Beyond, August 2019 Through August 2020
Dawn and dusk twilight sky maps by Robert D. Miller. Sky Calendar illustrations courtesy of Abrams Planetarium, Michigan State University. Graphs of planet rising and setting times for School Year 2019-2020 by Jeffrey L. Hunt.