The new moon lets the winter constellations shine tonight

March’s new moon rises today, making this a great dark night to observe the winter constellations before they leave the night sky.

The new moon occurs March 10, at 5:00 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC), according to the U.S. Naval Observatory. two days after the waning moon has a conjunction with Mars and Venus and three days ahead of a conjunction with Jupiter.  

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