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ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS FOR MARCH 2009

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  • rahul zota
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 28, 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)
                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                            -Rahul Zota (Kutch Astronomy Club-Bhuj)
      also check: www.skygazersbhuj.blogspot.com





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