First Quarter Moon
This Week’s Sky: March 30 to April 5

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.

Crescent Moon over the Hyades Cluster
This Week’s Sky: March 23 to 29

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.

Old Moon near Mercury
This Week’s Sky: March 16 to 22

This week’s night skies are busy, with planetary conjunctions, lunar passes, the vernal equinox and evening zodiacal light.

Evening Zodiacal light
This Week’s Sky: March 9 to 15

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.

Serge B.’s photo of the Moon from Mississauga, Ontario.
Monday’s Sugar Snow Sap Supermoon

On Monday afternoon, the Moon will reach its full phase as a “Supermoon.” What does that even mean?

First quarter Moon
This Week’s Sky: March 2 to 8

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.

Crescent Moon Meets Venus
This Week’s Sky: February 24 to March 1

The Moon passes near Venus and Uranus at the end of the week, and the weekend wonder will be Mars passing a globular cluster.

Mars meets Messier Objects
This Week’s Sky: February 17 to 23

As the Moon occults Mars and passes by Jupiter before turning toward Saturn, here are the highlights in This Week’s Sky.

Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation
This Week’s Sky: February 10 to 16

Among this week’s highlights, Mercury reaches its greatest eastern elongation and Neptune passes Phi Aquarii.

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