November 22, 2021

Looking south and west tonight at 5:30 pm will reveal five bright objects. Three of them are the planets Venus, Saturn and Jupiter. The other two are the bright summer stars Altair and Vega. You can distinguish the planets from stars with the twinkle test. Stars twinkle while planets usually do not.

The planets Jupiter, Saturn and Venus along with the stars Altair and Vega seen in the south and west on November 22, 2021. Image created using Stellarium.