Jupiter, Venus and Saturn on the rise

Star Gazing


The China Lake Astronomical Society will hold its next meeting Monday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. The society will also hold its first star party of the year Wednesday, March 6, at the club’s staging site. The signs will be out at 7:30 p.m., with viewing starting at 8 p.m.


1. Jupiter rises in the morning sky after 2:30 a.m., and at about 1:30 a.m. by the end of the month. It can be seen in the southeast then south all month.

2. Venus rises in the morning sky after 4:30 a.m., when it can be viewed in the southeast.

3. Saturn rises about 4 a.m. in the southeast morning sky.

4. Mercury is in the evening sky, where it can be seen low in the west for only the first week of the month.

5. Mars remains in the evening sky. It can be seen in the west until it sets at about 11 p.m.

6. The Vernal equinox occurs on March 20 at 5:58 P.M. EDT.

For more information, contact CLAS at 760-446-0454 or 760-677-1143.

Story First Published: 2019-02-22