Things to spot in the night sky through March on Merseyside

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This month there is plenty to spot in the night skies over Merseyside if it’s a clear night.

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Jupiter

Jupiter

Jupiter has really good visibility this month and will be shining bright in the night sky

It will start to rise around 12:20am and will start to set during sunrise, so it will gradually fade from the sky.

The gas giant will be visible for around 6 hours in the night sky.

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Mars

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Our closest neighbour will start to rise around 3am, so you will only have a few hours to spot it as sunrise approaches.

It will be at its highest point in the sky well after sunrise so the best chances of spotting it is looking to the horizon at a south easterly position.

ISS

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The International Space Station will be visible throughout this month on Merseyside if skies stay clear.

Just look for a fast travelling bright object, the times for Merseyside are below.

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