Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn crowd the pre-dawn sky for chances to meet with the old Moon this week.
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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.
The Moon passes Kappa Geminorum and buzzes the Beehive this week on the way to its full stage.
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It’s the Moon’s time to shine, as through the week it passes Uranus, Mars, the Winter Hexagon and Messier 35.
There’s a new Moon this week, making it an excellent time to check out an open cluster and appreciate bright stars in our sky.