Towards the end of the month Mercury will be visible after sunset (6:15 pm or so) and should be fairly high in the sky (for Mercury) at about 15*. Look for it in the W after sunset. It is always tricky because it is very low in the sky, and terrain can easily block it. This month, Mercury will be at it’s greatest elongation at it’s brightest and highest and so will offer some good viewing.
Venus begins the month of March at it’s very brightest but is lower in the sky than last month, and will be getting lower. Towards the end of the month, around March 29, it will be tricky, but possible to see Venus briefly in the evening sky and briefly in the evening sky. The tricky part will be that it will be very low so you will need a clear, unobstructed view to the east and the west to do this.
Mars continues to move further away from us and thus is getting smaller as time goes by, approaching the far side of the sun. That said, it is still easily visible in the W. It is the unmistakable red object and is visible from sunset until it sets about 9:15 pm.
Neptune is not visible at the beginning of this month, nor at the end of the month.
Viewing Uranus at the beginning of the month will be good. Find it at about 33* in the West after sunset. It sets abut 9 pm. By the end of the month it won’t be great. It will be quite low on the horizon and setting by about 7:25 pm, an hour after the sun. You will need binoculars or telescope because at magnitude 5.8 it is not easy to see unaided.
At the start of March, early-birds will enjoy Saturn which rises around 2:30 am. By the end of the month, it will rise at 12:40 am. A beauty through even a modest telescope, Saturn never disappoints.
The King is back, and will keep getting better and better! At the beginning of March, Jupiter rises in the east around 9 pm but won’t be so great until 11 pm, but since it is up all night it will be wonderful for night owls and early risers. Later in the month is better because it is higher in the sky from dark until dawn. Check out the four largest moons (out of 67) with binoculars or a small telescope. Awesome!
We are moving quickly towards spring, so if you have any interest in the majestic winter sky, now is the time to make your move, especially early evening. Winter constellations still abound, but many will have set by 10 pm.