March Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during March. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

March 1 Moon last quarter
March 2 Saturn 3.5 degrees south of the Moon
March 3 Moon southern most declination (-18.2 degrees)
March 4 Pluto 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
March 7 Venus 3.4 degrees south of the Moon
March 8 Mercury 3.7 degrees south of the Moon
March 8 Jupiter at opposition
March 8 Neptune 1.9 degrees south of the Moon
March 9 Moon new Eclipse
March 10 Moon at perigee
March 11 Uranus 1.8 degrees north of the Moon
March 11 Mercury 1.4 degrees south of Neptune
March 14 Aldebaran 0.3 degrees south of the Moon Occn
March 15 Moon first quarter
March 16 Moon northern most declination (18.2 degrees)
March 20 Equinox
March 20 Regulus 2.4 degrees north of the Moon
March 20 Venus 0.5 degrees south of Neptune
March 22 Jupiter 2.0 degrees north of the Moon
March 23 Moon full Eclipse
March 23 Mercury superior conjunction
March 25 Spica 4.9 degrees south of the Moon
March 25 Saturn stationary
March 25 Moon at apogee
March 28 Mars 4.1 degrees south of the Moon
March 29 Saturn 3.5 degrees south of the Moon
March 30 Moon southern most declination (-18.2 degrees)
March 31 Moon last quarter
March 31 Mercury 0.6 degrees north of Uranus
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • superior conjunction: Conjunction where the Sun is between the Earth another solar system object