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USPS Star Calendar for 23-29 March 16 March 2014

Posted by amedalen in March 2014.
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23 Mar    Saturn is 3 fist-widths to the moon’s right, and Venus is 5 fist-widths to the left.

24 Mar    The moon is farther to the left this morning, with Saturn 4½ fist-widths to the right and Venus 3½ fist-widths to the left.

25 Mar    Venus is now 2½ fist-widths to the moon’s lower left.

26 Mar    Venus and the moon are now only 1 fist-width apart.

27 Mar    Passing Venus, the moon is less than 2 finger-widths to the planet’s upper left. They rise within 10 minutes of each other, two hours before sunrise. The moon is at perigee, 57.40 Earth-radii (360,000 kilometers) away.

28 Mar    Mercury is 4 finger-widths to the waning crescent moon’s lower left this morning. The moon rises an hour and a half before the sun, and Mercury rises 45 minutes after the moon, which is about 10 percent illuminated.

29 Mar    Less than an hour before sunrise, Mercury and the moon rise within 10 minutes of each other, with Mercury 4 finger-widths to the moon’s right.

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