The waxing crescent Moon is the “star” of the week, passing by Taurus, Mars and Messier 35.
The crescent Moon will meet Saturn and Jupiter early this week. Later, as it wanes to new, it will be a fabulous time to check out some spring galaxies.
While Jupiter draws farther away from Saturn, the Moon will pass the two April 6-7. Speedy Mercury will also pass by bright Venus on April 25.
The zodiacal light returns, and the Moon wanes to its third quarter.
Mars passes Aldebaran this week, as the Moon waxes to full.
The Moon takes centre stage this week, meeting Uranus and the Moon before showing off its Lunar X and then meeting Messier 35.
Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn crowd the pre-dawn sky for chances to meet with the old Moon this week.
This month, the old crescent Moon passes south of the pre-dawn planets from March 9-11, and Mars moseys between the Hyades and Pleiades.
As the Moon wanes into the week, catch Mars passing the Pleiades on Wednesday and Mercury joining Jupiter pre-dawn on Friday.