We Leap into March, the Evening Moon Slides by Several Star Clusters, Venus near Uranus Close in the Sky, and Betelgeuse Brightens!

Leaping into March 🍃

Saturday, February 29th was a Leap Day! We add an extra day to February once every four years in order to keep our calendar from drifting. Here’s why. A year is defined as the time taken for a planet to orbit precisely once around the sun. In Earth’s case, that takes 365.2425 days (call it 365¼ days) — and each of our four seasons commences when Earth reaches one of four…