Welcome to our monthly guide to the night sky! We are posting a monthly list of astronomical activities to keep an eye out for in the night sky.
Wednesday 1st March – Venus and Jupiter, two of the brightest planets will be very close together in the night sky.
Tuesday 7th March – Full moon at 12:40 pm
Tuesday 21st March – New moon at 5.23 pm
Thursday 23rd March – Venus, crescent Moon and Jupiter aligned in the evening.
Friday 24th March – Crescent moon and Venus still visible together.
Tuesday 28th March – Moon lies next to Mars, the red planet, in the night sky.
Written by the Public Engagement Officer at DIAS Dunsink Observatory, Sadhbh Leahy.