Astronomy Events in 2017


Astronomy Events in March 2017 

Enjoying the Dark Skies of Shetland !

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

For more ideas and information on what to observe this month, please also visit

Jodrell Bank's Night Sky Guide for March 2017