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Eye on the Night Sky

Eye on the Night Sky

March 4, 2021

Nightly Events

  • March 4:

    Tomorrow morning, the waning Moon, just one day before its Last Quarter, appears to the upper right of the bright red star Antares, the "heart" of Scorpio, the Scorpion, rising in the southeast well after midnight, and then cresting in the south near 5:30 AM, as the twilight begins.

  • March 5:

    Over the next 10 days, the planet Mars gradually slides through the area between the Seven Sisters, a faint cluster of stars to Mars' right, and the stars of Taurus, the Bull, highlighted by the reddish-orange star Aldebaran, similar in color and brightness to our planetary neighbor.

  • March 6:

    Leo the Lion climbs higher in the March evening skies. The brightest star in Leo – Regulus – is more than half way above the southeast horizon at 8:30 PM EST. Looking above and left of Regulus, the stars form a curve like the letter “c”, giving it the appearance of a sickle, or a “backward” question mark.