The Moon, the Red Planet and a Red Bull’s Eye

Click on an image to enlarge. Images created using the Mobile Observatory app for Android – http://zima.co/

 

March 31st, 2017 – Evening Sky

The Moon has now left Mercury and Mars behind and has now entered the territory of Taurus the Bull. The orange giant star Aldebaran, which marks the red eye of the bull, now appears above the Moon. Make a mental note of the Moon’s position and then come back tomorrow to see how far it’s moved in the intervening time.

 

Adapted from 2017: The Night Sky Sights (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom) and 2017: An Astronomical Year (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom.) For an easy guide to learn the constellations in the night sky, try my book, Signposts to the Stars (see image and links below.)

 

The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019

Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope

2017: An Astronomical Year 2017: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) Signposts to the Stars

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