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  Sky Calendar -- March 2015
2 Moon near Beehive Cluster (evening sky) at 15h UT.
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
3 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 5h UT. Mag. -2.5.
4 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 13h UT.
4 Venus 0.09° NNE of Uranus (31° from Sun, evening sky) at 20h UT. Mags. -4.0 and +5.9. Closest planet-planet conjunction of the year.
5 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 7h UT (distance 406,385 km; angular size 29.4').
5 Full Moon at 18:05 UT.
9 Moon near Spica (morning sky) at 1h UT.
12 Moon near Saturn (morning sky) at 7h UT. Mag. +0.4.
12 Moon near Antares (morning sky) at 17h UT.
13 Last Quarter Moon at 17:48 UT.
19 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 20h UT (357,584 km; angular size 33.4').
20 Total Solar Eclipse visible along a remote path from North Atlantic to Arctic Oceans. Greatest eclipse at 9:46 UT. Partial eclipse visible across all of Europe, North Africa, and central Asia.
Total Solar Eclipse, 2015 March 20 (Time and Date)
20 New Moon at 9:38 UT. Start of lunation 1141.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
20 Vernal equinox at 22:45 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 Mars (22° from Sun, evening sky) at 22h UT. Mag. +1.3.
22 Moon near Venus (evening sky) at 21h UT. Mag. -4.0.
24 Moon near the Pleiades (evening sky) at 13h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
25 Moon near Aldebaran (evening sky) at 7h UT. Occultation visible from Alaska.
Occultation of Aldebaran (IOTA)
27 First Quarter Moon at 7:43 UT.
29 Moon near Beehive Cluster (evening sky) at 21h UT.
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
30 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 8h UT. Mag. -2.3.
31 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 19h UT.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Standard Time = UT - 5 hours.

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