March 9, 2021: Mars marches eastward in Taurus. Find it high in the west-southwest after sunset.
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 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 6, 2021: Mars continues its eastward march in Taurus. It is still near the Pleaides star cluster.
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 4, 2021: Evening planet Mars passes the Pleiades star cluster and its brightest star Alcyone.
March 2, 2021: Evening planet Mars is in Taurus and it nears a conjunction with the Pleiades.
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.
February 23, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn are returning to the morning sky. Before sunrise, Mercury is near Saturn in a quasi-conjunction, a near conjunction. Mercury does not pass Saturn. During the evening, Mars is closing in on the Pleiades star cluster while the bright moon is near Pollux.
February 19-21: The bright moon moves through the constellation Taurus. Use a binocular to see the starry background with the moon.