March Moon & Planet data for 2017


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 Uranus 3.4 degrees north of the Moon
March 1 Mars 4.1 degrees north of the Moon
March 2 Neptune at conjunction
March 2 Venus stationary
March 3 Moon at perigee
March 4 Mercury 1.0 degrees south of Neptune
March 5 Aldebaran 0.3 degrees south of the Moon Occn
March 5 Moon first quarter
March 6 Mercury superior conjunction
March 7 Moon northern most declination (18.9 degrees)
March 10 Regulus 0.8 degrees north of the Moon Occn
March 12 Moon full
March 14 Jupiter 2.3 degrees south of the Moon
March 18 Moon at apogee
March 20 Equinox
March 20 Saturn 3.4 degrees south of the Moon
March 20 Moon last quarter
March 21 Moon southern most declination (-18.9 degrees)
March 22 Pluto 2.7 degrees south of the Moon
March 25 Venus inferior conjunction
March 26 Neptune 0.0 degrees north of the Moon Occn
March 26 Mercury 2.1 degrees north of Uranus
March 28 Moon new
March 29 Uranus 3.4 degrees north of the Moon
March 30 Moon at perigee
March 30 Mars 5.2 degrees north of the Moon
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • inferior conjunction: Conjunction where a solar system object is between the Earth and the Sun
  • 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