Look who is back! The days are getting a bit longer and skies seems to be clearing as well. So, it is time to look up! As the Earth shifts each season, we come across objects in the sky that are easier for us to notice here in the Northern Hemisphere.
What is happening these days? Mars, Mercury, Venus and Saturn return at sunrise. For those early birds, here is your chance to peak these far away neighbors in the morning hours. You can observe starting around 4:00 – 6:00 a.m. East-South-East direction, while Saturn and Mercury are vertically aligned, higher in the sky is Venus, with Mars a little more to the right and below.
Today’s New Moon will make it great time to see the starry sky (weather permitting), as you will have dark skies for a few days before and after. Now our Full Moon this month is on March 18th. Also known as the Worm Moon, named after the earthworms, that tend to appear around the time in many locations.
AND one of my favorites is the March Equinox on March 20th! This equinox marks the first day of Spring. Some of us Northerners are anxious for a warmup and many use it to start planting our gardens.
The best nights in March are 7 – 9 March 2022.
Stay tune as April brings us showers…