Near midnight throughout June, the constellation of Scorpius will be at its highest point in the southern sky of Greater Palm Springs.
The moon will rise in the east during the evening of May 15, resulting in a total lunar eclipse for 90 minutes followed by a partial eclipse.
A beautiful, waning crescent moon will glide past a row of planets, passing Saturn, Mars, and finally Jupiter and Venus on April 27.
Greater Palm Springs will see the black moon in late March while the rest of the world will be treated in April.
As twilight fades in the desert this month, viewers can again easily extend a line toward Polaris for an easy and stunning reference north.
As the sun sets on Dec. 10 in the desert, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and the moon will be evenly spaced out in an arc to the south.
If you want to more easily spot Mercury, the planet makes its greatest separation from the sun in our sky during the morning of Oct. 24.
The Perseid meteor shower is present for most of August with its peak in activity Aug. 11–12. The best viewing is before twilight Aug. 12.
Love and war come together in our western sky on the evening of July 12 with the conjunction of Venus and Mars.
This year, the pairing of the moon and Venus will fall just after sunset on June 11. For a clear view, start looking west around 8 p.m.
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