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Astronomical events in March with dates.. 11 conjunctions and the most important vernal equinox

Written by Mahmoud Ragheb

Thursday, 02 March 2023 02:00 AM

Dr Ashraf Tatros, Professor of Astronomy at the National Institute for Astronomical Research, revealed the details. Astronomical phenomena It is expected in March, amateurs of astronomical events will be on date with the 11th conjunction, full moon, new moon and spring equinox.

Professor of Astronomy at the National Institute for Astronomical Research noted that Earth is on a date with several important astronomical events, which we review below:

March 2: Venus and Jupiter

Venus (Solar System’s Brightest Planet) and Jupiter (Solar System’s Giant) pair up and are very close to each other on this day, a sight we see in the sky with the naked eye. Westward immediately after sunset, until it sets about two hours later.

March 2: Wednesday and Saturday

As the two planets Mercury (closest to the Sun) and Saturn (the pearl of the solar system) are paired that day, they shine together just before sunrise, so close that they cannot be seen with the naked eye. The sun remains in the sky throughout the day, then sets before sunset, then changes positions on March 3 and gradually diverges on March 4.

March 2 – 3: Moon and Pollux

Pollux is an orange giant star 3 times the size of the Sun and about 34 light-years from Earth. The Moon is conjunct the star Pollux (the Twins) in Gemini and we see them side by side with the naked eye. The sky after sunset on March 2 until sunset begins at 3:50 a.m. on March 3.

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March 7: Full Moon (Full Moon of Shaban)

The disc of the Moon will appear as a full moon, rising immediately after sunset on March 7, at 100% brightness, and remaining in the night sky until setting at sunrise the next morning.

March 13-14: Scorpio Moon and Heart

Antares (Antares Antares) is a red giant star 10 times larger than the Sun, 600 light-years from Earth, and is the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius.

The Moon is associated with the star Antares, and this conjunction can be seen with the naked eye in the east after midnight on March 13th until dawn on March 14th, when the view fades from the intensity of morning twilight as a result of sunrise.

March 19: Moon and Saturn

The Moon is conjunct Saturn (the Pearl of the Solar System), and this conjunction can be seen with the naked eye eastward at 5:00 a.m., just before sunrise that day, until it fades from visual intensity. morning twilight

March 20: Spring Equinox

On this day, the sun rises completely from the east point and sets completely at the west point, where the sun’s rays are perpendicular to the equator line, so the amount of solar radiation is equal in both hemispheres (North and South). Night and day have an equal number of hours, each approximately 12 hours long.

March 21: New Moon (Ramadan Moon)

This night is generally considered to be the best night of the month, and is much-loved by astronomers, as faint celestial bodies such as galaxies, constellations and distant constellations can be seen.

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March 23: Moon, Jupiter and Venus

The crescent moon mediates Jupiter and Venus, and is visible to the naked eye to the west immediately after sunset on this day, until sunset on Jupiter at 7:05 p.m., and then Venus sets at about 8:50 p.m.

March 24: Moon and Venus

The Moon is associated with Venus (the brightest planet in the Solar System) and is visible to the naked eye next to each other in the sky on that day from sunset until the beginning of sunset at about 8 o’clock in the west. 50 pm.

March 25-26: Moon and Pleiades

The Moon is associated with the constellation Thurai (the Seven Sisters), and we see them with the naked eye in the western sky immediately after sunset, where the Moon is below and then above Thurai on March 25. Durai on March 26, sunset of this scene starts after ten pm.

Since both Jupiter and Mercury are in the West after sunset, at 6:30 PM, when Jupiter is above Mercury on March 27, they will switch positions, so Mercury is above Jupiter in March. 28, the sunset of this scene begins at 8:50 pm approximately, and then the two planets begin to gradually diverge from March 29.

March 28: Moon and Mars

The Moon is conjunct Mars (the red planet) and this conjunction is visible to the naked eye immediately after sunset and we see them side by side in the sky until the beginning of the scene at nightfall that day. Sunset is almost after midnight.

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March 30: Moon and Pollux for the second time

The Moon is associated with the star Pollux in the constellation of Gemini (the Twins), where we see them with the naked eye in the sky immediately after sunset, until after two o’clock in the morning at night. next day.

Datros pointed out that all astronomical events and phenomena, except for daytime events associated with the Sun, have no effect on human health or his daily activities on Earth, as viewing the Sun with the naked eye in general is very damaging to the eye. The rest of the astronomical events occur at night when there is no sun and watching them is fun and desirable. Amateurs and enthusiasts are keen to follow and photograph if the weather is clear and the sky is clear of clouds, dust and water. Steam.