Qhis evening, one very thin crescent of crescent moon just a few hours after leaving the Nuova phase, it will set in a westerly direction and Jupiter will follow it just above.
The shows in the March sky
Then, on the evening of the 24th, around 8 pm, a crescent moon will turn towards sunset, preceded by Venus and with the constellation of Aries as a backdrop to the event.
On the 26th then, in the early evening, the moon will reach the constellation Taurus and will prospectively approach the Pleiades open cluster M45 and Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation.
The Moon kisses Venus and then plunges into the Pleiades
Of all three evenings, those of the 24th and 26th will be showing the unmissable celestial shows: on March 24 there will be the so-called “kiss” Moon-Venuswhile to follow, on the night of the 26th, the Luna will be immersed in the Pleiades star cluster. And if the weather is clear, you can see everything with the naked eye.
The last conjunction of the month will occur on the 28th, when a first quarter moon will be accompanied by Marsa little further down to the left of the two stars, the constellation of Gemini is clearly recognizable, with Castor and Pollux at the top.
Here comes the global month of Astronomy
But when one month ends, another opens. And so April will be celebrated as the global month of astronomy (Global Astronomy Month, or GAM.).
From the full moon of the 6th we will arrive at conjunction between Venus and the Pleiades Cluster, visible after sunset on Monday 10 April. The following morning, Mercury will reach its greatest western elongation.
The shows in the April sky
One of most anticipated meteor showers of the year, the Lyrids, will peak between April 21 and 22. The radiant of the shower, produced by the remains of comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher is located in the constellation of Lyra, visible from late evening in the skies of April.
New conjunction arriving on April 23 between the Moon and Venuswhile the first quarter of the Moon, scheduled for Thursday 27 April, marks the best days to observe our satellite through the telescope.
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