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Celestial Gems

If you happen to have clear skies in the early evening, look westward and you’ll see Venus blazing in the dusk, with a reddish dot a bit below and to the north (right).  That dot is Mars.  The two planets make a beautiful pair.  Over the coming evenings, they will be pulling away from each other, their separation increasing noticeably every day.

Although you won’t be able to see it with just your eyes, Uranus is also there, higher in the sky.  Venus is approaching it , and on the evening of March 4th they will be extremely close together.  If you happen to have binoculars or a small telescope, it would be worth a look that night, if the weather cooperates.