2021, March 30: Bright Moon, 3 Planets

March 30, 2021: The bright moon is in the southwest before sunrise, to the upper left of Spica.  Saturn and Jupiter are low in the southeastern sky.  After sunset, Mars is in the west-southwest in front of Taurus.  The gibbous moon is low in the southeast, near Zubenelgenubi, four hours after sunset.

2021, September – October: Venus and the Scorpion

Venus moves through the classic Scorpion (Libra, Scorpius, and Ophiuchus) during 46 days. Venus sets later each evening and brightens in the sky. On October 9, the moon is near Venus and Delta Scorpii. A week later, Venus passes Antares. Look for an evening half phase through a telescope near the end of October and the evening greatest elongation.