Moon in Taurus at nightfall on March 28 and 29, 2020.

Moon and Venus March 28 and 29

On March 28 and 29 – and even some evenings after that – see the waxing crescent moon and the planet Venus in the evening sky. They’re beautiful! And you can use them to find the constellation Taurus the Bull.

Moon swings by morning planets.

Moon sweeps past 4 planets before sunup March 17-20

Enjoy the great sky show in the east before sunrise on March 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2020. The moon will appear as a thinner crescent each morning as it parades by the four morning planets: Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Mercury.

Moon and morning planets on March 16, 2020.

Last quarter moon and planets before sunrise March 16

Look outside before dawn on March 16, 2020 for the last quarter moon. Its illuminated side will be pointing at the planets Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. Some people will catch Mercury, too, shortly before sunrise.

Moon above Scorpiius in the morning sky.

Moon and Antares before sunup March 15

Let the moon show you Antares, the red supergiant star, on the morning of March 15, 2020. If your sky is fairly dark, see if you can make out the graceful shape of Antares’ constellation – Scorpius the Scorpion – in the moon’s glare.

Moon between the bright stars Arcturus and Spica.

See moon, Spica before bedtime March 11

From around the world tonight, use the waning gibbous moon to locate Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden.

Moon in front of the constellation Leo the Lion.

Moon and Regulus on March 7 and 8

Seen from around the world on the nights of March 7 and 8, the moon is moving through the constellation Leo the Lion, past the bright star Regulus, the Lion’s Heart.

Crescent moon near the Pleaides cluster and the star Aldebaran .

Moon sweeps past Pleiades and Aldebaran March 1 and 2

On March 1 and 2, 2020, the waxing moon is near the bright red star Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull, and the Pleiades star cluster. Dazzling Venus is nearby.

The moon goes by the planets Venus and Uranus in February 2020.

Moon and Venus close around February 27 and 28

These next few evenings – February 27 and 28, 2020 – watch for the crescent moon and the brilliant planet Venus to pair up on the sky’s dome.

Young moon and Venus adorns the western evening twilight in February 2020.

Watch for the moon and Venus this week

You might not see the moon on February 24. It might be too close to the sunset. Observers in North America, though, do have a shot at Monday evening’s moon. And every evening after that, you’ll surely see the waxing crescent moving up past bright Venus!

Slender waning crescent moon with morning planets.

Moon occults Mars morning of February 18

If you’re on the right place on Earth’s surface, you can watch the moon occult (cover over) Mars on February 18, and then Jupiter on February 19. We elaborate in our post.

Waning crescent moon and morning planets adorn February 2020 predawn sky.

Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn before sunrise

Get up early on February 16 and 17, 2020, and let the waning crescent moon point out a parade of three bright planets adorning the east before sunup.

Moon and Spica at late night in February 12 and 13, 2020.

Moon and Spica rise at late evening

You’ll have to stay up late on February 12, 2020 to view the moon and star Spica – brightest light in the constellation Virgo – rising into your eastern sky.

See all 5 bright planets in February

Find all 5 bright planets in February 2020. Use Venus to find Mercury after sunset, and then look for Saturn on line with Mars and Jupiter in the morning sky.

Moon shines by the star Regulus at late night.

Full Snow Moon near star Regulus February 8 and 9

The full moon instant occurs on February 9, 2020, at 7:33 UTC. The moon will appear full to the eye on both February 8 and 9. It’ll be near the star Regulus in Leo. We in North America call the February full moon the Snow Moon or Hunger Moon.

Moon shines in between the star Aldebaran and the Pleiades star cluster.

Moon near star Aldebaran on February 3

This evening – February 3, 2020 – use the moon to find Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull. Aldebaran is a reddish star and represents the Bull’s fiery eye. Also, watch for the tiny, misty, dipper-shaped Pleiades nearby.

Chart: Mercury and Venus along the ecliptic in the twilight dusk.

See Mercury beneath Venus at dusk

February 2020 presents a good evening showing of Mercury for the Northern Hemisphere. This world will appear over the sunset point on the horizon as dusk gives way to nightfall for the next few weeks.

Moon, and Uranus at nightfall.

How to locate planet Uranus

Tonight’s waxing crescent moon shines close to Uranus. Learn how to locate the planet, using tonight’s moon location and these links to charts and other info.

Star-hop from Orion to Planet 9

For several years now, astronomers have been searching for a hypothetical Planet 9 in the starry sky. You can use the constellation Orion to show you approximately where they’re looking.

Moon and planets at dusk.

Don’t miss young moon and Venus after sunset (Neptune’s there, too)

After sunset on January 26, 27 and 28, 2020, watch for the young moon and planet Venus in the west at dusk and nightfall. Use the lit side of the moon to locate Mercury, the innermost planet. If you have a telescope, use Venus to locate the Neptune, the farthest planet.

Moon, Jupiter Mars and Antares before sunrise.

Will you spot the moon and Jupiter?

The lighted portion of the waning crescent moon will point toward Jupiter on the mornings January 21 and 22, 2020. Look east! You’ll enjoy spotting Jupiter so near the sunrise.