Forget Mercury this month. It’s too close to the sun to be seen.
Venus still reigns in the pre-dawn sky, rising around 2:45 am at the start of the month, and rising about 3:30 am at the end of it. Enjoy it in the early morning sky for the next two months before it disappears from view.
Nope, not now. Look for Mars to reappear in the early morning sky in October.
Last call for Jupiter this month. It’s getting lower and lower in the western sky, and by month’s end will be near the horizon, so to disappear from view. It’s been a nice, long run for “The King”, but he’s going away soon, so catch him while you can. Even in a very small scope, bands can be visible on the planet and the four largest moons can be seen.
Is visible in the south at sunset, setting around 2 am at the beginning of the month, setting around midnight at the end. Observing conditions will continue to degrade over the next few months as it continues to sink lower in the sky, before disappearing from view. That said, this pretty planet is always worth a peek. It never disappoints.
This Ice Giant rises around 11 pm early in the month and is visible for the rest of the night. Rises around 9 pm at the end of the month. Noteworthy because it is very high in the sky. Hasn’t been this high since the 1960’s. This is a very faint object, very far from Earth, so if you are hunting Uranus, you don’t need me to tell you where it is. In a telescope it will appear as small, pale, blue-green disk, with no surface detail visible. Still you will be able to saw you spotted it.
This Ice Giant rises around 9:30 at the start of the month and about 7:30 at the end of the month. Everything from Uranus applies only much more difficult.