March 2008 Phenomena

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
Day Phenomenon Hour
2 Jupiter is 3° 9' north of the Moon. 1956
3 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, at 27° 1' west of the Sun. 0559
5 Mercury is 0° 2' north of the Moon. 0859
5 Venus is 0° 2' south of the Moon. 1420
7 NEW MOON 1214
8 Uranus is in conjunction with the Sun. 1511
9 The moon is 12° north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. 0659
10 The moon is at perigee. 1639
12 Pleiades is 1° 2' south of the Moon. 1309
14 FIRST QUARTER 0546
14 Mars is 1° 7' south of the Moon. 2158
17 Beehive is 0° 3' south of the Moon. 0849
19 Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, is 0° 8' north of the Moon. Occultation of Regulus by the Moon. 0235
19 Saturn is 2° 8' north of the Moon. 1031
20 Equinox. 0049
21 FULL MOON 1340
23 Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 2° 7' north of the Moon. 1047
24 Mercury is 1° north of Venus. 0827
26 The Moon is at apogee. 1513
27 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 5' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 0504
29 LAST QUARTER 1647
30 Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, is 0' north of the Moon. Occultation of Regulus by the Moon. 0659
30 Jupiter is 3° 5' north of the Moon. 1223

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