Sun, Moon, and Stars: March 2000

Sun, Moon & Stars
Movement of the heavenly bodies: March, 2000

 

Celestial links
·  Visibility of the Planets
·  Sunrise/Sunset, Moonrise/Moonset times
·  Equinoxes and Solstices
·  Eclipses in 2000
·  Astronomical terms
·  Calendar 2000

 

 

March Calendar

 

 

DayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury.150010 am
3Neptune is 0 degrees 4 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.00007 pm (Mar. 2)
4Venus is 0 degrees 7 minutes south of Uranus.00007 pm (Mar. 3)
4Uranus is 0 degrees 7 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.01008 pm (Mar. 3)
4Venus is 0 degrees 6 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.01008 pm (Mar. 3)
6NEW MOON050012 am
8Mars is 5 degrees north of the Moon.14009 am
9Jupiter is 4 degrees north of the Moon.170012 pm
10Saturn is 3 degrees north of the Moon.09004 am
13FIRST QUARTER07002 am
13Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.23006 pm
15Mercury is 2 degrees north of Venus.00007 pm (Mar. 14)
15The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.00007 pm (Mar. 14)
16Pluto appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.12007 am
20FULL MOON050012 am
20Equinox08003 am
22Ceres, the largest asteroid, is at opposition, that is Ceres and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth.09004 am
27The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit170012 pm
28LAST QUARTER00007 pm (Mar. 27)
28Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 28 degrees west of the Sun.21004 pm
30Neptune is 0 degrees 7 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.10005 am
31Uranus 1 degree 0 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view by the Moon.12007 am