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.

An early morning challenge awaits from 6:00 to 6:30, as a thinning Crescent Moon appears wll to the right of the stunning Venus, slipping more and more into the Sun’s twilight each morning. From 6:15 to 6:25, you might barely glimpse another planet below Venus, about the same height as the Moon above the horizon, the returning Mars. Mars will be much easier to see later this year.