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Sunday, March 01, 2015

 

Southern Skywatch March, 2015 edition is now out!

Western horizon as seen from Adelaide on 23 March at 8:00 pm ACDST . Click to embiggen.

The March edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

This month a bit of  planetary action  and Jupiter is still prominent.

Jupiter rises higher in the early evening sky and although opposition has massed, it is still an excellent object this month.

Mars is becoming harder to see in the western evening twilight.  Mars is close to the crescent Moon on the 22nd.


Venus is readily visible in the evening sky. Venus is close to the crescent Moon on the 23rd.

Saturn is now high in the morning sky. It is in the head of the constellation of Scorpius, the Scorpion. It is close to the waning Moon on the 12th and 13th.

Mercury is hight the morning sky. It is close to the crescent Moon on the 19th.

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