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Astronomical Calendar March 2022

March 2:

Closest approach between Mercury and Saturn (Distance of 0.7Ā°). The two planets are visible in a Southeast direction. Magnitudes: Mercury -0.1; Saturn +0.8.

March 2:

New Moon at 17:37 UTC.

March 5:

Jupiter will be placed in superior conjunction with the Sun at 14:00 UTC. The planet stops being visible during sunsets and passes into the morning sky.

March 8:

Conjunction of the Moon and the Pleiades, visible at dusk in a westerly direction. Closest approach at 21:00 UTC.

March 9:

Conjunction of the Moon and the star Aldebaran, visible at dusk in a westerly direction. Closest approach at 15:00 UTC. Aldebaran magnitude +1.0.

March 10:

The Moon in First Quarter phase at 10:45 UTC.

March 10:

The Moon at Apogee (farthest point from Earth) at 23:00 UTC. Distance of 404,268 kilometers; 29.6′ angular size.

March 12:

Conjunction of the Moon and the stars Castor and Pollux, visible beginning at dusk in a Southerly direction. Closest approach between the Moon and Castor at 02:00 UTC (day 13); between the Moon and Pollux at 08:00 UTC. Magnitudes: Castor +1.6; Pollux +1.2.

March 15:

Conjunction of the Moon and the star Regulus, beginning at dusk in a Southeast direction. Closest approach at 06:00 UTC (day 16). Regulus magnitude of +1.4.

March 16:

Closest approach between Venus and Mars at 04:00 UTC (3.9Ā° distance). The two planets are visible before sunrise in a southeasterly direction. Magnitudes: Venus -4.4; Mars +1.2.

March 18:

Full Moon at 07:19 UTC.

March 19:

Conjunction of the Moon and the star Spica, visible on the night of the 19th and during the early morning of the 20th. Closest approach at 07:00 UTC (on the 20th). Spica magnitude of +1.0.

March 20:

Venus reaches its greatest western elongation at 09:00 UTC. The planet is visible before sunrise in a Southeast direction (+1.0 Spica Magnitude).

March 20:

March Equinox at 15:34 UTC: the moment when the Sun reaches the point, along the ecliptic, where it crosses into the northern celestial hemisphere, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

March 23:

Conjunction of the Moon and the star Antares, visible during the early hours of the 23rd. Closest approach at 13:00 UTC. Antares magnitude of +1.1.

March 23:

The Moon at Perigee (closest point to Earth) at 23:27 UTC. Distance of 369,760 kilometers; 32.3′ angular size.

March 25:

The Moon in Last Quarter phase at 05:38 UTC.

March 28:

Conjunction of the Moon, Venus, Mars and Saturn, visible before sunrise in a Southeast direction. Magnitudes: Venus -4.3; Mars +1.1 and Saturn +0.9.


Astronomical Calendar March 2022


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 coordonnƩ 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 Ļ€ĪµĻĪÆĪ³ĪµĪ¹ĪæĻ‚) 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 į¼€Ļ€ĻŒ ā€˜apart, away fromā€™ and Ī³ĪµĻ‰- ā€˜terrestrial, relative to planet Earthā€™). 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. 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 Ā°). 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 is a Meteor Shower?

A meteor shower is a celestial event in which the irradiation of various meteors is observed from one point in the night sky. These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids that enter Earth’s atmosphere at extremely high speeds in parallel paths.

Most meteors are smaller than a grain of sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never reach the Earth’s surface. Very intense or unusual meteor showers are known as meteor bursts and meteor storms, which produce at least 1,000 meteors per hour, mostly from the Leonids. The Meteor Data Center lists more than 900 possible meteor showers, of which about 100 are well established. Several organizations point to Internet viewing opportunities. NASA maintains a daily map of active meteor showers.

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. 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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