A diagram showing the Moon passing Mars, April 16, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: April 12 to 18, 2021

The waxing crescent Moon is the “star” of the week, passing by Taurus, Mars and Messier 35.

A diagram of Ursa Major galaxies on April 9, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: April 5 to 11, 2021

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.

A diagram of Venus, April 2021. | SkyNews
Planets at a glance: April 2021

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.

Diagram of the third quarter Moon on April 4, 2021. | SkyNews Magazine
This Week’s Sky: March 29 to April 4, 2021

The zodiacal light returns, and the Moon wanes to its third quarter.

This Week’s Sky: March 22 to 28, 2021

Mars passes Aldebaran this week, as the Moon waxes to full.

This Week’s Sky: March 15 to 21, 2021

The Moon takes centre stage this week, meeting Uranus and the Moon before showing off its Lunar X and then meeting Messier 35.

This Week’s Sky: March 8 to 14, 2021

Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn crowd the pre-dawn sky for chances to meet with the old Moon this week.

March 2021: Planets at a glance

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.

This Week’s Sky: March 1 to 7, 2021

As the Moon wanes into the week, catch Mars passing the Pleiades on Wednesday and Mercury joining Jupiter pre-dawn on Friday.

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