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  Sky Calendar -- March 2007
1 Moon near Beehive cluster (M44) at 2h UT (evening sky).
2 Moon very near Saturn at 2h UT (evening sky). Occultation visible from N. Greenland and most of Europe (east favored).
Occultation of Saturn (IOTA)
2 Moon very near Regulus at 22h UT (evening sky). Occultation visible from Siberia, Mongolia, and N. China.
Occultation of Regulus (IOTA)
3 Total Eclipse of the Moon begins at 22:44 UT and ends at 23:58 UT (mid-eclipse at 23:21 UT). Partial eclipse begins and ends at 21:30 and 1:12 UT, respectively. For skywatchers in North and South America the event begins Saturday evening, March 3rd. The entire eclipse is visible from Europe and Africa. The Full Moon will appear red-orange in color during totality.
Lunar Eclipse Page (NASA)
Live Webcast (AstroNet: Netherlands, Belgium, Spain)
3 Full Moon at 23:17 UT. Called the "Sap Moon", "Crow Moon" or "Lenten Moon". Total eclipse.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
7 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 4h UT (distance 405,853 km; angular size 29.4').
7 Moon near Spica at 10h UT (morning sky).
11 Moon very near Antares at 6h UT (morning sky). Occultation visible from Chile and Argentina.
Occultation of Antares (IOTA)
11 Moon near Jupiter at 23h UT (morning sky).
12 Last Quarter Moon at 3:54 UT.
16 Moon near Mars at 2h UT (morning sky). Mag. +1.2.
19 New Moon at 2:43 UT. Beginning of lunation 1042. Partial eclipse of the Sun visible from southeast Asia, China, Korea, Siberia, and NW Alaska.
Solar Eclipse Page (NASA)
19 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 19h UT (357,814 km; 33.4').
21 Vernal equinox at 0:09 UT. The time when the Sun reaches the point along the ecliptic where it crosses into the northern celestial hemisphere marking the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
Vernal Equinox (Wikipedia)
22 Mercury at greatest elongation, 28° west from Sun (morning sky) at 2h UT. Mag. +0.3, low in the east-southeast.
23 Moon near the Pleiades at 6h UT (evening sky). Occultation visible from NW North America.
Occultation of Pleiades (IOTA)
25 First Quarter Moon at 18:16 UT.
27 Moon near Pollux at 4h UT (evening sky).
29 Moon very near Saturn at 5h UT (evening sky). Occultation visible from Greenland and Iceland.
Occultation of Saturn (IOTA)
30 Moon very near Regulus at 3h UT (evening sky). Occultation visible from Greenland, Iceland, N.W. Europe, and Scandinavia.
Occultation of Regulus (IOTA)
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Standard Time = UT - 5 hours.

Clear skies till next month!

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