Fri., March 27 6:33 7:01
Sat., March 28 6:32 7:02
Sun., March 29 6:30 7:03
Mon., March 30 6:28 7:04
Tues., March 31 6:26 7:05
Wed., April 1 6:25 7:06
Thurs., April 2 6:23 7:07
Fri., April 3 6:21 7:08
It was only a few weeks ago that Venus was high in the western sky at sunset. We got a number of calls from observers who wondered what that bright planet was residing high in the west after sunset. Tonight you can’t find it in the night sky.
It is low and amid the bright glow of dawn. Venus is large in a telescope and brilliant. The planet will be easier to spot in the weeks ahead as it gains altitude. By April, the planet will be high in the east and by May it will be even higher.
The ringed-planet Saturn appears high in the east in the evening. Saturn is under the zodiacal constellation Leo and is moving very slowly towards the zodiacal constellation Virgo. It takes Saturn about two years to go from one constellation to another.
The crescent moon appears low in the southwestern sky after sunset tomorrow night. Few will see it as it will be so close to the horizon. A better view is Sunday night when it is higher and under the bright star cluster Pleiades, in the zodiacal constellation Taurus. The moon appears above the Pleiades on Monday night. By Wednesday night, the moon advances into the zodiacal constellation Cancer. It will appear high above the eastern sky.
On Thursday the moon is first quarter and in the zodiacal constellation Gemini.