Steve Cariddi on The Sky this Week
The Moon will be new on Thursday, so early this week you'll see an old slim crescent Moon just before dawn, low in the east. On Tuesday morning, look for the Moon below bright Venus just before sunrise. At the same time, look for Jupiter high the south, and dimmer Saturn about one-third of the way between Jupiter and Saturn. By Sunday, you'll see a young slim crescent Moon just after sunset in the west. Also after sunset, look for Mars high in the west, just to the left (east) of the Pleiades star cluster. It's a good time to compare its red color to one of the reddest stars in the sky, Aldebaran, dimmer and about 10Â° to the left (east) of Mars.