This Week’s Astronomy Calendar

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This Week’s Astronomy Calendar

3/10 The Moon is at perigee, subtending 33′ 14″ from a distance of 359,510 kilometers (223,389 miles), at 2:00 a.m.

3/10 Catherina (sunset) lunar light ray predicted to occur at 6:29:34 p.m.

3/10 Leonids-Ursids meteor shower (minor activity) peaks 10/11. Duration is from 3/18 to 4/7.

3/10 Uranus is 1.8° north-northwest of the Moon at 8:00 p.m.

3/11 A double Galilean shadow transit begins at 10:25 a.m.

3/11 Tempel (sunset) lunar light ray predicted to occur at 7:33:07 p.m.

3/12 Mercury is at its greatest heliocentric latitude south today.

3/12 Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is at opposition at 1.573 A.U.

3/13 International Day of Planetaria

3/13 Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins today.

3/13 The Moon is 9.0° south of the bright open cluster M45 (the Pleiades) in Taurus at 5:00 p.m.
 

Author

Dave Mitsky
With some information supplied and/or added by Tony Donnangelo

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