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Sunday, March 03, 2019


Southern Skywatch March 2019 edition is now out!

Morning  sky on Sunday, March 3 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 5:37 ACDST (90 minutes before sunrise). Jupiter is high in the morning sky above the pair of Venus and Saturn.

At this time Venus and the crescent Moon are close. The left upper insert inset shows the telescopic view of Venus at this time. the lower left insert shows the telescopic view of Jupiter at the same scale and the upper right that of Saturn.

Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes before sunrise).

The March edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

Mercury  returns to the morning sky but is too close to the horizon to see in the twilight until the end of the month.

Venus is high in the morning skies and is close to the crescent Moon on the 3rd.  In even small telescopes it is a "gibbous moon"shape.

Jupiter is close to waning Moon on the 27th.

 Mars is close to the crescent Moon on the 11th.

Saturn climbs higher in the morning sky leaving Venus behind.

March 3, crescent Moon near Venus.

March 2 crescent Moon close to Saturn. March 11; Mars close to the waxing Moon. March 27; waning Moon close to Jupiter. March 29-30; waning/crescent Moon close to Saturn

March 4; Moon at Apogee; March 20 Moon at perigee


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