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Sun, Moon & Stars

Movement of the heavenly bodies: March, 2000

March Calendar

Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1 Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury. 150010 am
3 Neptune is 0 degrees 4 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.0000 7 pm (Mar. 2)
4 Venus is 0 degrees 7 minutes south of Uranus. 0000 7 pm (Mar. 3)
4 Uranus is 0 degrees 7 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 0100 8 pm (Mar. 3)
4 Venus is 0 degrees 6 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 0100 8 pm (Mar. 3)
6 NEW MOON 0500 12 am
8 Mars is 5 degrees north of the Moon. 1400 9 am
9Jupiter is 4 degrees north of the Moon. 1700 12 pm
10Saturn is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 0900 4 am
13FIRST QUARTER 0700 2 am
13Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 2300 6 pm
15Mercury is 2 degrees north of Venus. 0000 7 pm (Mar. 14)
15The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 00007 pm (Mar. 14)
16Pluto appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion. 1200 7 am
20FULL MOON0500 12 am
20Equinox08003 am
22Ceres, the largest asteroid, is at opposition, that is Ceres and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 0900 4 am
27The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit170012 pm
28LAST QUARTER00007 pm (Mar. 27)
28Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 28 degrees west of the Sun.21004 pm
30Neptune is 0 degrees 7 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 10005 am
31Uranus 1 degree 0 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view by the Moon. 12007 am

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