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This Week’s Sky At a Glance – Sky & Telescope
  1. Arcturus ascends in the east as Sirius sinks in the southwest. Orion tilts further as the Dipper rides high. And this week Mars threads the horntips of Taurus, closely followed by the crescent Moon.

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  2. Winter stars in the west are giving way to spring stars in the east, while little Mars shines on. Meanwhile, the waning Moon passes under Jupiter and Saturn at dawn.

    The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, April 2 – 10 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Fading Mars glows above orange Aldebaran high in the west after dark. Orion tilts into his spring posture, with his belt horizontal. Arcturus climbs up in the east.

    The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, March 26 – April 3 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. The waxing Moon shines with Mars and Aldebaran on Friday evening the 19th. From there the Moon marches east day by day – first between the horn stars of Taurus, then across Gemini to sidle up to Castor and Pollux on the 22nd.

    The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, March 19 – 27 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. The waxing Moon passes between Mars and Aldebaran in the evening sky. Arcturus, the "Spring Star," climbs up in the east, while wintry Orion tilts down in the southwest.

    The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, March 12 – 20 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.