High in the south this evening are two “twin” stars, the Twins of Gemini.  The stars of Gemini are the location where the planet Uranus was discovered in March of 1781 by Sir William Herschel.   Uranus was last in Gemini between 1950 and 1956.  Its 84 year orbit will bring it back here in 2034.

Between 7:15 and 7:45 PM this evening, as twilight dims, watch the wide Crescent Moon visit the giant planet Jupiter, about halfway up in the west-southwest to start, gradually lowering into the west this evening, though they won’t reach the west-northwest horizon until 11 o’clock. This pair enjoys a similar meeting on April 10th.

Last night’s Crescent Moon is a little larger, and a little brighter, making it challenging to see the faint cluster of stars just above the Moon this evening. Patience, and perhaps a spotting scope or binoculars should reveal the tight collection of stars called the Seven Sisters, or the Pleiades, just above our celestial neighbor.