Highlights of the Night Sky in March

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Here are some of the constellations, planets, and deep sky objects to see in March:

  • 8 PM southern sky – Jupiter high above the southern horizon after sunset
  • 11 PM eastern sky – Mars rising in the east, visible throughout the night
  • 1 AM eastern sky – Saturn rising, also remaining visible until sunrise
  • 6 AM eastern sky – Venus above the horizon
  • 9 PM southern sky – the zodiac constellations Gemini and Cancer; Gemini high overhead with the open cluster Messier 35 (M35) and the bright stars Castor and Pollux marking the Twins’ heads, and Cancer constellation with the famous Beehive Cluster, also known as Praesepe or Messier 44 (M44)

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