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Saturday, March 03, 2018


Southern Skywatch March 2018 edition is now out!

The eastern morning sky on March 30, 90 minutes before sunrise showing Saturn and the Mars close, Inset shows Saturn, Mars and M22 though Binoculars. (similar views will be seen Australia wide 90 minutes before sunrise,  click to embiggen).

The March edition of Southern Skywatch is  now up.

This month  still sees most of the action move in the morning sky. Speedy Mercury  and Venus are low in the evening sky, but Venus will be hard to see until the end of the month.

Jupiter enters the evening sky, but is still best seen in the morning sky.

 Mars passes between the Trifid and Lagoon Nebula and closes in on Saturn and M22.

Saturn is close to the globular cluster M22 this month.

March 7; Moon close to Jupiter. March 10-11; Mars and Moon close. March 11-12; Mars and Saturn close.

March 11; Moon at Apogee.  March 27 Moon at Perigee.

March 19, Crescent Moon above Venus and Mercury in the twilight.

March 30; Saturn and Mars close, with M22 nearby.


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