MARCH, 2021 SKYNOTES

MARCH STAR CHART, 2021
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The chart shows the whole sky, at the times given at the top left of the chart.
The edge of the chart is the HORIZON, and the ZENITH is at the centre.

This chart is for LATITUDE 54 degrees NORTH, and is produced using 'CYBERSKY' software.

MARCH 2021

MARCH, 2021 SKYNOTES

 

The phenomena of the month : January 2021
Times are given in daylight time for SCARBOROUGH (0° 25' 5" W, 54° 16' 30" N, zone 0 = UNIVERSAL TIME).

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

 

 

 

2021 03 02 02:30 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 02 05:19 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 365423 km)
2021 03 04 03:24 Beginning of occultation of 21-nu Lib (magn. = 5.19)
2021 03 04 04:14 End of occultation of 21-nu Lib (magn. = 5.19)
2021 03 04 11:44 Close encounter between Mars and the Pleiades (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.6°)
2021 03 04 14:11 Opposition of the asteroid 4 Vesta with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.345 AU; magn. = 6.0)
2021 03 04 15:51 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 03 04 23:20 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 05 04:30 Beginning of occultation of 9-omega1 Sco (magn. = 3.93)
2021 03 05 04:52 Beginning of occultation of 10-omega2 Sco (magn. = 4.31)
2021 03 05 05:34 End of occultation of 9-omega1 Sco (magn. = 3.93)
2021 03 05 05:55 Close encounter between Mercury and Jupiter (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.3°)
2021 03 05 06:05 End of occultation of 10-omega2 Sco (magn. = 4.31)
2021 03 05 15:48 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 03 06 00:04 Maximum of the variable star khi Cygni
2021 03 06 01:22 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 03 06 01:30 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2021 03 06 12:00 GREATEST WESTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (27.3°)
2021 03 07 20:09 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 08 23:46 Close encounter between the Moon and Pluto (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.6°)
2021 03 09 23:46 Close encounter between the Moon and Saturn (topocentric dist. centre to centre= 4.2°)
2021 03 10 16:58 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 10 18:55 Close encounter between the Moon and Jupiter (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.4°)
2021 03 10 20:57 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 03 11 00:03 CONJUNCTION between Neptune and the Sun (geoc. dist. centre to centre = 1.1°)
2021 03 11 00:36 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 03 11 01:59 Close encounter between the Moon and Mercury (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.3°)
2021 03 13 05:36 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 03 13 10:21 NEW MOON
2021 03 13 13:47 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 14 02:00 Mercury at its aphelion (distance to the Sun = 0.46670 AU)
2021 03 16 09:23 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 03 16 10:37 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 17 03:52 Close encounter between the Moon and Uranus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.3°)
2021 03 17 14:26 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 03 18 05:04 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 405253 km)
2021 03 19 07:26 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 19 19:42 Close encounter between the Moon and Mars (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.3°)
2021 03 19 21:23 Close encounter between the Moon and Aldebaran (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.7°)
2021 03 20 09:37 SPRING EQUINOX
2021 03 20 09:49 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 03 21 00:34 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 03 21 14:40 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2021 03 21 18:11 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 03 22 04:15 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 24 07:21 Comet 10P Tempel at its perihelion (dist. to the Sun = 1.413 AU; magn. = 10.4)
2021 03 25 01:04 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 26 04:18 Close encounter between the Moon and Regulus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.5°)
2021 03 26 06:53 SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION of Venus with the Sun (geoc. dist. centre to centre = 1.3°)
2021 03 27 02:58 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 03 27 14:03 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 03 27 19:28 End of occultation of 3-nu Vir (magn. = 4.04)
2021 03 27 21:54 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 28 18:48 FULL MOON
2021 03 30 03:29 Close encounter between Mercury and Neptune (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.3°)
2021 03 30 06:12 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 360309 km)
2021 03 30 12:59 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 03 30 18:43 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 31 04:11 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini

 

Calculations courtesy of: CoelixApex software.

 

 

 

LUNAR OCCULTATIONS in MARCH, 2021 visible from the Scarborough (UK) area. The time given is UT

Created using Coelix Apex Software.

The angular size and the appearance of the planets during JANUARY 2021. Click the image to enlarge, if needs be.
In an astronomical telescope, the image of the planet is often reversed.