The three brilliant stars of the Summer Triangle – Vega, Deneb and Altair – are up before dawn in March.
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Mars has good years in our sky, and it has years in which you hardly notice it. 2014 is a good year! Look for Mars tonight.
If your sky has been cloudy these past nights, you may have missed Jupiter near the moon. But it’s not too late. Try tonight.
Let the waxing gibbous moon be your guide to the planet Jupiter tonight. Then let Jupiter be your guide to the intricate orbits of the four Galilean satellites.
You can see Alphard – the Heart of the constellation Hydra the Water Snake – in the evening in March, April, and May.
Jupiter and the moon – the sky’s two brightest lights – are closest on Sunday night for the month of March as seen from North America.
The Winter Circle is an asterism – a group of stars in a pattern reminiscent of a circle The moon and Jupiter are in the circle’s middle.
The Hyades star cluster represents the Face of Taurus the Bull. The cluster is easy to spot and beautiful in binoculars.
Looking for the constellation Cancer? How to find it here. Plus Cancer’s place in sky history, lore and science.
If you peer into the moon’s glare tonight, you should be able to see Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull.