Venus and the Pleiades cluster after sunset April 2, 2020.

Don’t miss Venus and the Pleiades! Their conjunction is April 3

The Venus-Pleiades conjunction is April 3. That’s when Venus passes the Pleiades’ brightest star, Alcyone. Any evening around then will be lovely!

Moon inside Winter Circle asterism of stars.

Moon in Winter Circle March 30 and 31

What a great time to identify many bright stars! Let the moon be your guide.

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.

Young moon and Venus adotn the evening twilight after sunset.

Young moon below Venus after sunset March 25-27

Depending on where you live worldwide, you might – or might not – catch the young moon after sunset March 25, 2020.

Venus in the west after sunset.

Venus’ greatest evening elongation on March 24

Today – March 24, 2020 – Venus reaches its greatest elongation from the sun in the evening sky. At northerly latitudes, Venus – the “evening star” – stays out until late night.

March 2020 morning planets.

Mercury’s greatest morning elongation on March 24

Mercury, though sitting way below the morning planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the morning sky, swings out to its maximum elongation from the sun for the year on March 24, 2020.

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.