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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

 

Southern Skywatch March 2012 Edition Up

Evening sky looking west as seen from Adelaide at 20:00 pm local daylight saving time on March 26 showing Venus and Jupiter near the crescent Moon. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time. Click to embiggen.

The March edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

The Moon occults Omicron Scorpii on the 13th.

Venus is prominent in the early evening sky, not far from Jupiter. The two arec oming cloaser together and Venus and Jupiter are closest on the 14th. Venus is close to Jupiter and the crescent Moon on the 26th, and the crescent Moon alone on the 27th.

Jupiter is low in the early evening sky, but is now a difficult telescopic object in the early evening.

Mars is at opposition on the 4tg and is close to the Moon on the 8th.

Saturn enters the evening sky sky and is close to the Moon on the 11th.

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