This week is all about Earth’s close neighbours — Mars meets Saturn, Venus crosses the Pleiades, the Moon buzzes by the Beehive Cluster and the major main belt asteroid Juno will reach opposition.
Tuesday is a big day this week — look for evening Zodiacal light, Venus at its greatest eastern elongation and Mercury at its greatest western elongation.
This week’s night skies are busy, with planetary conjunctions, lunar passes, the vernal equinox and evening zodiacal light.
This week, look for light brightening the dark night. From the Full “Worm Moon” to evening zodiacal light, here are your highlights of the week.
On Monday afternoon, the Moon will reach its full phase as a “Supermoon.” What does that even mean?
This week, the Moon waxes as it passes the Messier 35 and Messier 44, while Comet PanSTARRS passes the Heart Nebula and Venus passes Uranus.
The Moon passes near Venus and Uranus at the end of the week, and the weekend wonder will be Mars passing a globular cluster.
As the Moon occults Mars and passes by Jupiter before turning toward Saturn, here are the highlights in This Week’s Sky.
Among this week’s highlights, Mercury reaches its greatest eastern elongation and Neptune passes Phi Aquarii.