Astronomical Calendar March 2021

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Astronomical Calendar March 2021. (Dorian’s Secrets: Astrology, Cosmos, Stars, Astros, Tarot, Horoscopes, Mysteries, Influences, Curiosities… Connect your mind with the Universe, Learn today with Dorian.)

Astronomical Calendar March 2021

March 1st:

Conjunction of the Moon and the star Spica, visible during the night of the 1st day and early morning of the 2nd day. The maximum approach will be at 12:00 UTC and the Magnitude of Spica will be +1.0.

March 2:

The Moon in Perigee (closest point to Earth) at 05:17 UTC. Distance of 365,423 kilometers. 32.7 ‘angle size.

March 4:

Maximum approximation between Mars and the Pleiades. 2.6 ° distance. Visible at dusk in a southwesterly direction. Magnitude of Mars of +1.0.

March 5:

Conjunction of the Moon and the star Antares, visible during the early morning of the 5th. Maximum approach at 17:00 UTC. Antares magnitude of +1.1.

March 5:

Maximum approximation between Mercury and Jupiter. Distance of 0.3 °. The two objects are visible before sunrise in an easterly direction, near the horizon. Jupiter’s magnitude of -2.0; Mercury of +0.2.

March 6:

The Moon in Last Quarter phase at 01:31 UTC.

March 6:

Mercury reaches its maximum elongation at 11:00 UTC. Magnitude of +0.2. The planet is visible before sunrise in an easterly direction.

March 10:

Conjunction of the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury, visible before sunrise in an easterly direction, near the horizon. Maximum approximation between the Moon and Saturn at 01:00 UTC, between the Moon and Jupiter at 18:00 UTC and between the Moon and Mercury at 04:00 UTC (day 11). Magnitudes: Saturn +0.7; Jupiter -2.0 and Mercury +0.1.

March 13:

New Moon at 10:22 UTC.

March 18:

The Moon at Apogee (furthest point from Earth) at 05:00 UTC. Distance of 405,253 kilometers; 29.5 ‘angular size.

March 18:

Conjunction of the Moon and the Pleiades in a southwesterly direction at dusk. Maximum approach at 02:00 UTC.

March 19:

Conjunction of the Moon, Mars and the star Aldebaran at dusk in a southwesterly direction. Maximum approach between the three objects at 19:00 UTC. Magnitude of Mars of +1.2 and of Aldebaran of +1.0.

March 20:

March Equinox at 09:40 UTC. The moment when the Sun reaches the point, along the ecliptic, where it crosses into the celestial northern hemisphere, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

March 21:

The Moon in waxing quarter phase at 14:41 UTC.

March 22:

Conjunction of the Moon and the stars Castor and Pollux, beginning at dusk in a southerly direction. Maximum approach between the Moon and Castor at 06:00 UTC (day 23) and between the Moon and Pollux at 11:00 UTC (day 23). Castor magnitude of +1.6 and Pollux of +1.2.

March 25:

Conjunction of the Moon and the star Regulus, beginning in an easterly direction at dusk. Maximum approach at 04:00 UTC (day 26). Regulus magnitude of +1.4.

March 26:

Venus in superior conjunction with the Sun at 06:00 UTC. The planet is no longer visible at dawn and passes into the evening sky. (This conjunction is not visible).

March 28:

Full Moon at 18:49 UTC.

March 29:

Conjunction of the Moon and the star Spica, visible on the night of the 29th and during the early morning of the 30th. Magnitude of Spica of +1.0. Maximum approach at 21:00 UTC.

March 30:

The Moon in Perigee (closest point to Earth) at 06:16 UTC. Distance of 360,309 kilometers; 33.2 ‘angular size.

Definition of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time):

Coordinated Universal Time or UTC (an intermediate between the English version Coordinated Universal Time CUT and the French version Temps universel coordonné TUC) is the main time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time.

It is one of several closely related successors to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). For most common purposes, UTC is synonymous with GMT, as GMT is no longer the defined standard for the scientific community.

Definition of Conjunction in Astronomy:

Two stars are in conjunction when observed from a third (generally the Earth) are at the same celestial longitude. As the celestial latitude may be different, the stars are very close in the sky, although they do not coincide, passing one above the other. The conjunction is one of the main aspects of the planets. It is also applicable to any celestial object that is visually located next to another.

Definition of Perigee in Astronomy:

It is called perigee (from the Greek adjective περίγειος) to the point of the elliptical orbit that a natural or artificial body travels around the Earth, in which said body is closer to its center. In perigee the orbital speed is the maximum of the entire orbit.

Definition of Apogee in Astronomy:

Apogee (from the Greek ἀπό ‘apart, away from’ and γεω- ‘terrestrial, relative to planet Earth’) is the point in an elliptical orbit around the Earth at which a body is farthest from the center of the Earth. The opposite orbital point, the closest one, is called perigee.

Definition of Equinox:

The equinoxes (from the Latin aequinoctium (aequus nocte), “equal night”) are the times of the year when the Sun is located in the plane of the celestial equator. On that day and for an observer on the Earth’s equator, the Sun reaches its zenith (the highest point in the sky in relation to the observer, which is just above his head, that is, at 90 °). The declination parallel of the Sun and the celestial equator then coincide.

It occurs twice a year: between March 19 and 21 and between September 21 and 24 of each year.

As its name indicates, on the dates when the equinoxes occur, the day lasts approximately equal to that of the night at the equator and in the latitudes close to it.

The equinoxes are used to set the onset of spring and fall in each earth’s hemisphere.

What are the Moon Phases:

The lunar phases (also phases of the Moon) are the apparent changes of the visible illuminated portion of the satellite, due to its change in position with respect to the Earth and the Sun. The complete cycle, called lunation, is 29.53 days, during which the moon passes the new moon, its visible illuminated portion gradually increases again, and two weeks later, the full moon occurs and, around the following two weeks, it decreases again and the satellite enters the new phase again .

Finally, a perfect alignment between the Sun, the Earth and the Moon occurs, which results in eclipses. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes in front of the solar disk, and can only occur on a new Moon, while a lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, which can only occur on a full Moon. This transition between phases has been used to measure time, which is why many lunar calendars were created based on the lunar cycle (moon phase). The moon actually takes eighteen days and it happens because the sun and the Earth align with each other, having said that the moon is forming.

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