he bright red planet Mars is low in the southern sky Friday, closer to the Earth than it has been in 11 years.
Friday night’s first quarter moon appears near the bright star Regulus, in the zodiacal constellation Leo.
A thin crescent moon appears low in the southwestern sky on Sunday night amid the light of dusk.
Take a peek outside around 10 o’clock Friday night and the bright red planet Mars is rising in the east.
The full moon of April appears Friday on the eastern horizon right after sunset.
This is the weekend when both the Moon and Jupiter upstage all other celestial events.
Mercury appears next to a thin crescent moon Friday night.
Spotting Mercury is difficult. It is one of the most challenging visible planets to see, always close to the sun, always close to the horizon.
In the wee hours of Monday morning, long before sunup, the gibbous moon appears close to the red planet Mars.