Calling all astronomy enthusiasts! The end of March is going to be a great time to planet gaze. Five planets will be visible on March 28th; Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Uranus.

Visible Planets

Venus will be one of the easier ones to see. It will be the biggest planet in the sky. Look to the west to see Venus after sunset.

Mars will also be easier to identify. Mars will appear red and bright, high in the southwest sky.

By the end of March, 5 planets will be visible in the sky.
The planets Venus, bottom, and Jupiter, top, light the sky above Matthews, N.C., Monday, June 29, 2015. NASA says a similar sight — Jupiter and Mars close together in the night sky — can be viewed this coming weekend. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

The second brightest planet Jupiter, won’t be as easy to spot. Jupiter was high in the sky earlier this month but has been slowly descending. To view Jupiter, you’ll need to have a clear and obstruction-free view of the western horizon. Mercury will also be close to Jupiter. It is set to make it’s pass of Jupiter on March 27th.

Jupiter and Mercury will be hard to see because they are close to the horizon. The best time to try and see them will be around 20-25 minutes after sunset.

Uranus might be the most difficult to identify without a telescope or binoculars. It will appear faint, looking very similar to a star.


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