Over the next few mornings, from 6 o’clock until the twilight brightens by 6:30, a waning Crescent of a Moon offers early risers a few arrangements with the star Antares, and the delightful but departing Venus, low in the southeast. The displays start tomorrow, with the red star Antares, the “heart” of the Scorpion, to the left of the Moon, normally seen on summer evenings.

A waning Crescent Moon continues its early morning showcase, moving from the right of the red star Antares earlier this morning, to the left of Antares tomorrow morning from 6 to 6:15 AM. By 6:15, even though the twilight gets brighter and brighter, Venus climbs a little higher above the southeast horizon.

The Milky Way is showing off in the dark, moonless evening skies, arching from southeast and into the south, climbing above Orion and nearly overhead. It then shimmers down toward the northwestern horizon. During March, the Milky Way, and Orion, ease lower into the southwest.