Astronomy Events in March 2017 Enjoying the Dark Skies of Shetland !
March 1 Close approach of the Moon and Mars 12 Full Moon 14 Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter 16 Conjunction of Venus and Mercury 20 March equinox. The March equinox occurs at 10:29 GMT. The Sun shines directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of autumn (autumnal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere. 23 Mercury at greatest brightness 27 Conjunction of Mercury and Uranus 27 Conjunction of the Moon and Venus 29 Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
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