March Sky Watch

March 3
– Moon occults the star Antares
March 3
– Moon at last quarter
March 3 – Moon occults the star Antares

March 3 – Moon at last quarter

March 4 – Venus passes .64 degrees of Uranus

March 6 – Moon passes 4.5 degrees south of Mars

March 6 – Moon passes 4.7 degrees south of Neptune

March 8 – Moon is closest to Earth (perigee – 232,124 miles)

March 9 – Moon passes 3.0 degrees south of Uranus

March 10 – Moon passes 1.8 degrees south of Venus

March 10 – New Moon

March 11 – Moon passes 3.0 south of Mercury

March 13 – Gamma Normid meteors

March 15 – The Ides of March, when Julius Caesar was assassinated

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day – time to sow peas. (Pinch anyone who isn’t wearing green)

March 17 – Moon at first quarter

March 18 – Mars at heliocentric conjunction with Pluto; that is, passes it as seen from the Sun.

March 19 – Moon passes 5.1 degrees north of Saturn

March 19 – Moon is farthest from Earth (apogee – 251,867 miles)

March 20 – Spring or vernal equinox.

March 22 – Autumn equinox on Mars

March 25 – Full Moon

March 26 – Moon passes 0.9 degrees south of Jupiter

March 27 – Last Sunday in March: in Britain, change clocks forward one hour, from Standard Time to Summer Time. Next Sunday America changes

March 27 – Easter Day

March 30 – Mercury passes 4.3 degrees north of Venus

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