Phases of the Moon
|New Moon:||March 06|
|First Quarter:||March 14|
|Full Moon:||March 21|
|Last Quarter:||March 28|
After the most favorable eastern elongation in February, Mercury moves towards the Sun and on March 15 the planet in the so called inferior conjunction, i.e., between the Earth and the Sun. Hence, we cannot observe it. However, it continues its movement and appears on the morning sky towards the end of March, but only few degrees over horizon.
Venus remains very bright (around -4 mag) on the morning sky, but moves towards the Sun. Hence, the conditions for its observation are getting worse during March. On March 2 and 3 it will be close to the Moon.
Saturn and the Moon
On March 29 morning, the planet will be very close to the last-quarter Moon low over south-eastern horizon. Venus and Jupiter will be also visible by naked eye.
On March 20 at 22:58 UT, there will be vernal equinox for the northern hemisphere of our Earth. The sun is exactly on the sky equator and the night will be of the same length as the day.