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Marcy Curran

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.

Bright planets Venus-Jupiter 2023: Great photos here

The March 1-2 conjunction of the bright planets Venus and Jupiter has ended. Great photos from EarthSky's community here.

Moon near Mars February 27 and 28

Watch for the moon near Mars from dusk until around midnight local time on the nights of February 27 and 28, 2023. The bright star Aldebaran is nearby.

Moon near Pleiades, and more, February 25 and 26

Watch for the moon near Pleiades - a beautiful star cluster - on the evenings of February 25 and 26. Nearby you'll find Mars and the bright star Aldebaran.

Green comet photos and video: Editors’ picks

Enjoy these photos of Comet 2022 E3 (ZTF) as it departs the inner solar system. It was closest to Earth on February 1 and 2, 2023.

Latitude and the stars: Location is key

Where you live determines what you see in the sky. Find charts here showing how the sky dome changes by latitude and the stars that are then visible in the sky.

Moon occults Mars January 30-31, 2023

On the night of January 30-31, 2023, the waxing gibbous moon occults - or covers - the red planet Mars. Details here - how to see if - what to expect.

Moon near Mars January 30 and 31

On the nights of January 30 and 31, 2023, watch for the moon near red Mars from dusk until after midnight. The bright red star Aldebaran is also nearby.

Moon near Jupiter January 25 and 26

No matter where you are on the Earth, look for the waxing crescent moon near Jupiter on the evenings of January 25 and 26, 2023. They are in Pisces.

Venus and Saturn conjunction Sunday evening

The Venus and Saturn conjunction brings these 2 worlds closest on January 22, 2023. Look west as soon as the sky darkens. Venus is the very bright one!