Hello to you all at this very difficult time. I hope you’re all keeping well and safe.
The equinox has happened, and up here in the northern hemisphere we now have more light than dark for the next six months. I hope the virus will be contained enough for us to enjoy it out there later on.
In the meantime, there is some interesting sky-watching news. It is *possible* that there will be a comet visible to the naked eye in the northwestern sky after dark from about full moon next month (7 May). Look out for updates on https://www.moonwise.co.uk/sky.php
While it's still Willow Moon, scroll down to see the sky for Hawthorn Moon below.
Venus carries on being very bright in the evening sky this month, and indeed, if the comet does get bright next month, it will be lovely to see both in the sky together. The comet is likely to look much bigger and fuzzier than the planet, and probably a lot less bright. We don’t yet know how much of a tail there will be.
On 3 April, Venus passes in front of the Pleiades, and if you are able to look at it through binoculars once the sky is dark, it should be a beautiful sight.
Over in the night and morning sky, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are close to one another.
I hope you can find a way to view it all safely.