Make sure you go outside tonight (26 March) and have a look at the western sky after sunset. The sliver thin crescent Moon will be almost exactly between Venus and Jupiter. Unfortunately, no smiley face, but it will be pretty cool looking anyway!
If you go out at 8:44 p.m., all three of them will still be above the western horizon, and if your sky is clear, you just might see a moving object rocket out of the ocean and pass very close to Jupiter on its way up and to the left. No, it’s too dim for the International Space Station; it’s the Hubble Space Telescope. Get a time hack for your watch today at www.time.gov, and enjoy the show!
Next month is going to be astounding for skywatchers for a number of reasons. You’re going to get more than one e-mail in April!