March 2nd, 2016
Observers in the United Kingdom will probably have the best view this morning as the waning crescent Moon passes Saturn. Five to eight hours later, observers in North America will see the Moon just a little past the ringed planet while those in Australia will have to wait until tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Mars can still be easily seen to the west while Venus is a brilliant spark over the eastern horizon. Turn around and you’ll see Jupiter setting in the west. It’s now just one week away from opposition, when the planet will rise at sunset, set at sunrise and will be visible throughout the entire night.
All Astronomical Events for March 2nd, 2016
06:47 UT – The just-past last quarter Moon is north of Saturn. (Saturn: magnitude 0.5, diameter 16.5”, Ophiuchus, pre-dawn sky. See the details above.)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are visible with the naked eye.
Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope
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