The Night Sky for the Week of 3-31-24

Here are some stargazing tips for this week. On March 31, look towards south-southwest to spot Sirius and three stars forming Canis Major. On April 1, you can still see the Winter Hexagon early after dark. April 2, the Little Dipper is visible to the right of Polaris. On April 3, Castor and Pollux will be shining together west of the zenith after dark. On April 4, you can spot Capella in the west-northwest after dusk. April 5, Arcturus is visible just after nightfall. Lastly, on April 7, high above the Big Dipper, you can see three pairs of dim naked-eye stars that mark the Great Bear's feet.