Astronomy Essentials
Visible planets and night sky March 2023
March visible Planets. Venus is the "evening star." See Jupiter before it's gone, it meets up with Mercury on Monday, March 27. Mars is high in the evening sky.
Astronomy Essentials
Planet-observing is fun and easy: Top tips here
Get our top tips for planet-observing, from the innermost and elusive Mercury out to faint blue Neptune and everything in between.

Sun activity: Even quieter sun

Sun activity for March 26, 2023. The calm continues, as we wait for the next round of excitement from our star. It never ceases to surprise us.

Tornado outbreak kills at least 23 in Mississippi

A tornado outbreak devastated areas of the Deep South on Friday, March 24, 2023. At least 23 people lost their lives in the storms.
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Aurora photos from Thursday’s geomagnetic storm

A geomagnetic storm produced aurora visible from even southern states on March 23, 2023. See some of our best aurora photos here.
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Moon occults Venus March 24: Best photos here

Part of the world was treated to the sight of the moon occulting Venus on March 24, 2023. See some beautiful photos as the moon occults Venus here.
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Was ‘Oumuamua a comet? Avi Loeb responds to new research

A March 22 study suggests that 'Oumuamua, which passed us in 2017, was a comet from another solar system. Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb strongly disagrees.

Mercury – near Jupiter – after sunset in late March

Mercury is visible in the evening sky. Look in the sunset direction as the sky is darkening. The planet reaches its greatest elongation on April 11, 2023.

200-foot asteroid 2023 DZ2 to pass closer than moon

Newly discovered asteroid 2023 DZ2 will safely pass Earth at less than half the distance to the moon on March 24-25, 2023. Telescope owners, get ready!

Weather-watching on Jupiter and Uranus with Hubble

The Hubble Space Telescope keeps an eye on the planets in space, watching the weather and seasons change on planets such as Jupiter and Uranus.