Eyes Up – March
The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers.
March 3 – Mars makes an appearance
Look for Mars this evening, about 3 degrees from the star cluster Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters.
March 5 – Jupiter and Mercury appear at their closest
At the start of morning twilight, Jupiter and Mercury will appear at their closest, just 1.5 degrees above the horizon in the east-southeast.
March 6 – Mercury at greatest elongation
Catch a glimpse of a half-lit apparition of Mercury this morning through your telescope when it reaches its greatest angular separation from the Sun.
March 14 – Cheshire Moon
If you are in the Washington DC area or at a similar latitude, take a look u...