Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: Pausing from shoveling to look up every once in a while.
Bob King encourages us to look to the east this Sunday morning (Feb. 27) before sunrise at about 6:15 a.m. If the sky is clear, you'll be able to see Venus, Mars, and the thin crescent Moon stacked one on top of the other.
Early next month, look for news about a Chinese booster rocket crashing onto the far side of the moon. Being on the far side means observers on Earth won't be able to see it, although lunar satellites will hopefully capture images of the lunar crater created by the impact of the over three-ton rocket.