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MARCH 2012
Phases of the Moon All times GMT/UT
22nd 1st/30th 8th 15th

The Sun Date Sunrise Sunset
5th 06:36 17:48
15th 06:14 18:05
25th 05:51 18:22
(Data referred to the centre of the British Isles: 54° N, 2.5° W.)


Quick look what's up

March

3rd

Mars at opposition

Mon

5th

Mercury at greatest elongation east (18 degrees, best UK apparition); Mars makes its closest approach of 100,781,946km (5pm); Alpha Cancri (Acubens, mag +4.2) reappears from lunar occultation (London 11:23pm, Edinburgh 11:17pm)

Tue

20th

Asteroid (8) Flora is at opposition (mag +9.6); 5am Vernal Equinox

Mon

26th

Uranus is three degrees south of the Moon (12am); Venus is 1.8 degrees north of the Moon (6pm)

Tue

27th

Venus is at greatest elongation east, 46 degrees (8am)

 

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