Friday night’s last quarter moon rises in the eastern sky near midnight.
On Wednesday night, a few hours after sunset, the gibbous moon rises in the eastern sky.
The Earth’s two closest planets, Mars and Venus, appear low in the southwestern sky after sunset.
There will be a pretty scene in the western sky after sunset Sunday. The moon, Venus and Mars appear fairly close together.
Two planets, Venus and Mars are in the western sky at the close of the year 2016.
Winter’s arrival at 5:44 a.m. on Wednesday will be closely followed by the Ursid meteor shower.
The gibbous moon is in the zodiacal constellation Pisces Friday night.
On Sunday night the crescent moon appears close to the red planet Mars.
Three planets hover in our western sky in the weeks ahead.