March 5, 2021: About an hour before sunrise, find the slightly gibbous moon to the upper right of the star Antares in the southern sky. The morning triple dip of planets – Jupiter, Mercury, and Saturn – is low in the east-southeast before sunrise. Mercury passes Jupiter this morning.
March 2021: While not as bright as a few months ago, Mars marches eastward through the starfields of Taurus during the month. Use a binocular to watch it skip past the Pleiades star cluster and near the Hyades. Later in the month, it passes Aldebaran, the constellation’s brightest star, and moves toward the Bull’s horns as the month ends.
March 13, 2021: With the vernal equinox a week away, daylight nears 12 hours. The moon is at its New phase this morning. Two morning planets, Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky before sunrise.
Advertisements March 11, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are becoming easier to see in the southeastern sky before sunrise. Both are leaving bright twilight after their solar conjunctions during January. by Jeffrey L. Hunt Chicago, Illinois: Sunrise, 6:09 a.m. CST; Sunset,… Read More ›