March 9, 2021: Mars marches eastward in Taurus. Find it high in the west-southwest after sunset.
March 9, 2021: The moon joins Saturn, Jupiter, and Mercury in the southeastern sky before sunrise.
March 8, 2021: Mars continues its eastward march in Taurus. It is nearly between the Pleiades star cluster and Aldebaran, the constellation’s brightest star. Find it during the early evening, high in the west-southwestern sky.
March 8, 2021: The crescent moon begins to approach the morning planets for their monthly grouping. This morning Saturn is about 20° to the lower left of lunar slice. Jupiter and Mercury rise into view during bright morning twilight.
March 7, 2021: Mars continues its march through Taurus. It is approaching an imaginary line from Aldebaran to Alcyone. Use a binocular to see the starfield behind the planet.
March 7, 2021: This morning before sunrise, the crescent moon is near Kaus Borealis in Sagittarius. Three planets, Jupiter, Mercury, and Saturn, are visible before sunrise in the east-southeast.
March 6, 2021: Mars continues its eastward march in Taurus. It is still near the Pleaides star cluster.
March 6, 2021: During morning twilight, the thick crescent moon shines from the southern sky to the left of the star Antares. Saturn is low in the east-southeast about 45 minutes before sunrise. As the sky brightens further, Jupiter and Mercury are visible with the aid of a binocular.
March 5, 2021: Mars continues its eastward march through Taurus. Now passing the Pleiades star cluster, it is moving toward its next signpost, 37 Tauri. Use a binocular to make nightly observations of the planet’s trek through the stars of Taurus.
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 – are low in the east-southeast before sunrise. Mercury passes Jupiter this morning.