Monday, March 2, 2009

ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS FOR MARCH 2009

 ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS FOR MARCH 2009

MARCH 2: Mars and Mercury are just 35’ apart. Very low in East at dawn. (6:30am)
MARCH 3: Moon 3 degree NE of Pleiades (M45)
MARCH 4: First Quarter Moon
MARCH 5: Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3) will be just 2 degree SE from open cluster M44 in Cancer. Nice opportunity for astrophotographers! The comet will be only 34’ EW of Delta Cancer star.
MARCH 6: Saturn will be just 38’ from 4th magnitude Sigma Leonis star.
MARCH 7: Jupiter is just 5’ from 4th magnitude Theta Capricorni star at 6:15am.
MARCH 9: Moon 2.5 degrees S-SE from Regulus.
MARCH 9: Saturn at opposition.
MARCH 10: Saturn 6 degrees NE of moon.
MARCH 11: Full Moon
MARCH 13: Uranus conjunction
MARCH 13: Moon 4 degrees 45’ SE of spica
MARCH 15: Comet Lulin is just 33’ W of NGC 2392 (The Eskimo Nebula)
MARCH 17: Moon 3 degrees W-SW of Antares
MARCH 18: Last Quarter Moon
MARCH 23: Waning Crescent Moon is just 2.5 degrees East of Jupiter.
MARCH 26: New Moon
MARCH 26/27: Best time for Messier Marathon, locate all the 110 Messier objects in one night.
MARCH 28: Venus Inferior Conjunction
MARCH 30: A Crescent Moon occults M45 (The Pleiades)
   
   
Preapared by Rahul Zota Bhuj

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