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On a clear night, you can see...
We are indebted to Arthur Black for supplying this information.
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The Night Sky
March 2018:
1st Regulus Close to the Moon around 5am West
2nd Full moon in Virgo
4th Star Spica close to the Moon 946pm
5th Mercury close to Venus 6pm
7th Moon passes Jupiter 6pm SSW
9th Moon rising shortly before Mars by 2am
10th Venus and Mercury low in Pisces in the western sky after sunset until 22nd. Moon between Mars and Saturn 6am South
11th Moon close to Saturn 6am SSE
18th Mercury close to Moon 609pm. Venus close to Moon 7pm.
20th Vernal Spring Equinox. 415am Earth now tilts neither towards nor away from the Sun. Day and night each 12 hours long.
22nd Hyades star cluster in Taurus plays host to the crescent Moon. Moon close to star Aldebaran 1030pm West
28th Moon close to star Regulus 8pm SE
31st Full Moon in Virgo above star Spica

Jupiter rises 1145pm ESE
Mars rises 3am SE
Saturn rises 330am SE
Mercury sets 745pm W
Venus sets 715pm W

Rises 622am
Sets 612pm

Milky Way - This month is the best time to see it in the early evening

Constellations looking North 10pm March 15th:
Taurus W - view Aldebaran, Hyades, Pleiades
Andromeda NW - view M31
Ursa Minor N - view Pole Star
Draco NNE
Hercules NE - view M13
Ursa Major NE - view The Plough
Bootes ENE - view Corona Borealis, Arcturus
Virgo E- view Spica

Constellations looking South 10pm March 15th
Virgo E - view Spica
Bootes E - view Corona orealis, Arcturus
Leo SSE - view Regulus
Hydra S
Cancer SSW - View M44
Canis Major SW - View Sirius
Canis Minor SW - view Procyon (giant planet orbits this star)
Gemini SW
Orion SW - view Betelgeuse, Rigel, M42
Taurus W - view Aldebaran, Hyades, Pleiades

Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.

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