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Thursday, February 27, 2014


Southern Skywatch March, 2014 edition is now out!

Asteroids Vesta and Ceres brighten during March.  Click to embiggen.

The March edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

There's a bit of planetary action this month with Venus, Jupiter, Saturn  and Mars meeting the Moon.

Jupiter is easily visible in the evening sky and is well placed for telescopic observation. Jupiter is also near the Moon on the 10th.

Mars rises higher the late evening sky and the Moon comes between it and the bright star Spica on the 19th.

Saturn  is close to the Moon on the morning of the 20th and 21st.

Venus is close to the crescent Moon on the 27th.

Mercury is close to the thin crescent Moon on the 29th.

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