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Whats Up in the Nights Sky March 23rd 2015

Venus shines well to the Moon’s lower right this evening.

Venus is brightest point of light at dusk. The second-brightest is Jupiter, much higher in the southeast. Look to the right of Jupiter by two or three fists at arm’s length for Procyon; look the same distance lower right from Procyon, and there’s the evening’s third-brightest point, Sirius.

Whats Up in the Nights Sky March 22nd 2015

Crescent Moon and Venus. Look west in twilight for the waxing crescent now posing with Venus, as shown here. At the times of twilight for North America, Venus is 3° or 4° to the Moon’s right. Although they look close together, Venus is currently 520 times farther away.