March 2014 Nightwatch
On March 9 and 10, look south for Jupiter near the waxing gibbous Moon.
Look southeast in the late hours of March 18 and southwest in the early hours of March 19 for Mars near the waning gibbous Moon.
March 20 marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere (also known as the Spring or Vernal Equinox). The Sun shines directly on the equator today, and daylight and darkness are about equal around the world.
Look southeast for Saturn near the waning gibbous Moon just before midnight on March 20 and in the early hours of March 21.
On March 27 you just might be able to see Venus very low southeast near the waning crescent Moon before sunrise.
Watch our Adler Nightwatch for March 2014 on our Night Sky Observing page.