Weekly Stargazing Tips

Provided by StarDate.org. Unless otherwise specified, viewing times are local time regardless of time zone, and are good for the entire Lower 48 states (and, generally, for Alaska and Hawaii).

March 30: Moon and Mars

The planet Mars huddles quite close to the crescent Moon this evening. It looks like a moderately bright orange star, and stands to the lower right of the Moon as they drop down the western sky.

March 31: Moon and Aldebaran

The Moon stands just below the V-shaped pattern of stars that outlines the head of Taurus the bull this evening. The brightest member of that pattern is Aldebaran, the bull’s eye. The other members of the V belong to the Hyades star cluster.