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USPS Star Calendar for 27 March to 2 April 20 March 2011

Posted by amedalen in April 2011, March 2011.
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27 Mar    Rising well after midnight, the waning crescent moon is to the left of Sagittarius low in the southeast at dawn.

29 Mar    Venus is 2 fist-widths to the moon’s lower left this morning. The bright star 3 fist-widths above the moon is magnitude 0.9 Altair, in the constellation Aquila, the Eagle.

30 Mar    Venus is 4 finger-widths to the moon’s lower left this morning.

31 Mar    Look low in the east before dawn to see Venus 2 finger-widths to the moon’s lower right. About 10 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

2 Apr    Following its closest perigee on 19 March, the moon reaches its farthest apogee for the year, 63.76 Earth-radii away.

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