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USPS Star Calendar for 24-30 March 17 March 2013

Posted by amedalen in March 2013.
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24 Mar    Regulus is 4 finger-widths to the moon’s upper left at dusk.

25 Mar    By midnight, the moon is high in the south between Regulus, 2 fist-widths to the upper right, and Spica, 3 fist-widths to the lower left. Saturn is 1½ fist-widths beyond Spica.

27 Mar    Full at 0927 UT (0527 EDT), the moon rises a little more than a half hour after sunset.  Rising a few minutes later, Spica is 2 finger-widths to the lower left around midnight. Tonight’s full moon is known as the Worm Moon.

28 Mar    The moon rises several hours after sunset followed a half hour later by Saturn. The pair are low in the southeast at midnight with Saturn 4 finger-widths to the lower left and Spica slightly farther to the upper right. Venus is at superior conjunction, passing on the far side of the sun.

29 Mar    Before dawn in the southeast, Spica is 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower right near the horizon, and Saturn is 3 finger-widths above the moon.

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