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  Sky Calendar -- March 2022
1 Moon, Mercury and Saturn within a circle of diameter 4.2° at 1h UT (23° from Sun, morning sky). Mags. −0.1 and 0.8.
2 Mercury 0.7° SE of Saturn at 16h UT (23° from Sun, morning sky). Mags. −0.1 and 0.8.
Mercury (Wikipedia)
Saturn (Wikipedia)
2 New Moon at 17:37 UT. Start of lunation 1227.
5 Jupiter at conjunction with the Sun at 14h UT. Passes into the morning sky.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
8 Moon near the Pleiades at 21h UT (evening sky).
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
9 Moon near Aldebaran at 15h UT (evening sky).
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
10 First Quarter Moon at 10:45 UT.
10 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 23h UT (distance 404,268km; size 29.6').
11 Moon near M35 star cluster at 13h UT (evening sky).
13 Moon near Castor at 2h UT (evening sky).
13 Moon near Pollux at 8h UT (evening sky).
14 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 at 11h UT (evening sky).
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
16 Venus 3.9°N of Mars at 4h UT (48° from Sun, morning sky). Mags. −4.4 and 1.2.
Venus (Wikipedia)
Mars (Wikipedia)
16 Moon near Regulus at 6h UT (evening sky).
Regulus (Wikipedia)
18 Full Moon at 7:19 UT.
20 Moon near Spica at 7h UT (morning sky).
Spica (Wikipedia)
20 Venus at greatest elongation west at 9h UT (47° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. −4.4.
20 Vernal equinox at 15:34 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 Venus at dichotomy (D-shape) at 6h UT (morning sky).
Drawings of Venus at Dichotomy (BAA)
23 Moon near Antares at 13h UT (morning sky).
Antares (Wikipedia)
23 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 23:27 UT (distance 369,760km; angular size 32.3').
25 Last Quarter Moon at 5:38 UT.
28 Venus, Mars and Saturn within a circle of diameter 5.3° at 12h UT (48° from Sun, morning sky). Mags. −4.3, 1.1 and 0.9. Moon nearby.
Venus (Wikipedia)
Mars (Wikipedia)
Saturn (Wikipedia)
30 Moon near Jupiter at 18h UT (19° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. −2.0.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
All times Universal Time (UT).
  • US Eastern Standard Time = UT − 5 hours.
  • US Pacific Standard Time = UT − 8 hours.
  • Australian Eastern Daylight Time = UT + 11 hours
  • Singapore Standard Time = UT + 8 hours.

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