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  Sky Calendar -- March 2011
1 Moon near Venus (41° from Sun, morning sky) at 2h UT. Mag. -4.1.
4 New Moon at 20:46 UT. Start of lunation 1091.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
6 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 8h UT (distance 406,583 km; angular size 29.4').
7 Moon near Jupiter (23° from Sun, evening sky) at 0h UT. Mag. -2.1.
11 Moon near the Pleiades at 4h UT (evening sky).
Pleiades (star cluster) (Wikipedia)
12 First Quarter Moon at 23:45 UT.
12 Moon near Aldebaran (evening sky) at 1h UT.
15 Moon near Pollux (evening sky) at 6h UT.
16 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 (evening sky) at 6h UT.
17 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 22h UT.
19 Full Moon at 18:10 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
19 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 19h UT (356,575 km; 33.5'). Occurs less than one hour after Full Moon. Very high tides expected.
20 Moon near Saturn (morning sky) at 21h UT. Mag. +0.4.
20 Vernal equinox at 23:21 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)
21 Moon near Spica (morning sky) at 9h UT.
23 Mercury at greatest elongation, 17° east from Sun (evening sky) at 1h UT. Mag. -0.1.
24 Moon near Antares (morning sky) at 14h UT.
26 Last Quarter Moon at 12:07 UT.
27 Venus 0.15° South of Neptune (36° from Sun, morning sky) at 1h UT. Mags. -4.0 and +8.0.
28 Moon near asteroid Vesta (70° from Sun, morning sky) at 4h UT. Mag. +6.7.
31 Moon near Venus (35° from Sun, morning sky) at 7h UT. Mag. -4.0.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Standard Time = UT - 5 hours.

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