March 2023

This Month’s Sky


      March opens with the stunning show of Venus and Jupiter in the western sky! Venus is the brighter of the pair. The pair starts at half a degree apart on March 1(Illustration 1) and the gap grows to 30 degrees by month’s end (Illustration 2). Jupiter continues to sink lower and Venus higher through the month. The crescent Moon makes a lovely pairing with Jupiter on March 22 and with Venus on the following evening. Mars can be found in Taurus, the Bull (Illustration 3).

      Spring has sprung! It is great to see the early spring flowers!
We celebrate the first day of spring on March 20th and our nights are getting warmer. Remember that Daylight Savings Time starts on March 12th, so the sun sets later. Our hike will begin at 8:30pm, bundle up, hats, gloves, and coats and grab your Starry Trail Map and binoculars. We will still be able to see our dazzling stars of winter too! Our magnificent Orion the Hunter will be our guide for the hike. Follow us on Facebook & get weekly updates of the night sky also any special events! Plus, there are printable kids’ activity sheets & more! 

Avon Lake Star Parties – 2023!
*** Starting Saturday April 1 at The Avon Lake Public Library 11:00am-1:00pm.
No Foolin’- We’re Having an Eclipse Kick-off Party. Safe solar telescope viewing, eclipse informational presentation & crafts.
For a list of all Avon Lake Star Parties this year – Click here.


Here’s what you’ll need to start exploring tonight’s sky:

Starry Trails

This narrative explains where to look and how to identify stars, deep sky objects, constellations, planets!

Starry Map

Your simple sky map to locate stars, planets and constellation positions.

Starry Trail Map

While using the narrative, this is your visual guide on starting point and the monthly adventure through the night sky. 


Will show you the position of the constellations and help you seek them out

Starry Checklist

This will help you keep track of everything you view in this month’s night sky.

Starry Trails Audio – Take Starry Trails with you!

Listen to Suzie as she helps you navigate your journey thru the stars!!

Starry Trails Video Archive

Plus, Hoover-Price Planetarium, Canton OH – Videos
Host Suzie Dills provides a look at the celestial highlights in the night sky!

 Make sure you check the sky chart in your area to make sure there are clear skies!
Clear Sky Cleveland Chart

follow on Facebook - weekly discussions and astronomy updates!

I’m VERY excited to share my children’s books with everyone!

Stella’s Starry Adventures!
Join Stella, as she takes you on an adventure through the night sky!
Kids will love learning about the constellations and more with Stella as their guide!

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Stellas’ books are available on Amazon – In Print and Kindle versions.