Spring arrives on Monday March 20th and with it the ever-changing night sky with all it has to offer. The upcoming three months offer many celestial wonders, from Moon + Planet pairings to Meteor Showers to the arrival of Leo and Virgo high overhead as Orion and the winter beacons gradually fade into the western sky. Mercury makes a strong showing in April while Venus fades out of the evening and emerges in the morning sky.
The Infograph from Universe2Go showcases these highlights quite nicely. Look ahead for opportunities to get out under the night sky in the coming months and savor all that the universe has to show you.
In 2005 I began writing a column for the San Francisco Waldorf School newsletter called "The Urban Astronomer." I started this blog in 2007 as a place to archive my articles and to offer additional insights on the night sky - even if you live in a big city. In 2008 I became an occasional guest on the KFOG Morning Show, and more recently on KALW and KGO. Archived shows are posted on the blog.