Astrophotography in March 2024: what to shoot in the night sky this coming month

Crescent moon
The sight of the crescent moon on 11 March will signal the start of Ramadan 2024 (Image credit: Gleb Fjodoroff/Getty Images)

March 2024 will be an excellent month for astrophotographers to image the solar system and beyond. As well as perfect seasonal views of constellations, including Cassiopeia and Cancer, and the Big Dipper, as the month begins the moon quickly wanes, darkening the skies to create a window for astrophotography. 

You’ll also see the crescent moon glide gracefully past both Jupiter and the Pleiades. There’s also a frantic post-sunset session to be had, imaging Mercury then swiveling to capture the rising full moon before a slight lunar eclipse strikes. March is also the last month until September when the nights are longer than the days — and when the northern lights can be at their most intense. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.