Skip to comments.'Planet Parade' to light up night sky in March: How to watch the rare event
Posted on 03/06/2018 7:45:31 AM PST by SandRat
Stargazers, get your binoculars ready: a string of bright planets, called a "Planet Parade," will grace the night's sky this week, and the show is expected to last several days.
It's just the start of what will be a breathtaking month. A "worm moon" rose on March 1, and another full moon, known as a "blue moon," will pop up on March 31. But this may be the most stunning show yet.
A rare parade of planets, including Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus along with the bright star Antares, will light the sky starting March 7, though they won't all be visible at the same time.
Here's what you need to know about March's full moons the "worm moon" and the "blue moon" and the parade of planets that will put on a spectacular show during the first week of March.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
“When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars”
It’s cloudy all week... Darn it!
On the mornings of March 7, 8, 9 and 10, watch the moon sweep
past the morning planets! EarthSky.org
In early March, Venus and Mercury are a little more than 1 degree apart,
about the width of your little finger at arms length. Venus is brighter.
These 2 planets will fit inside a typical binocular field of 5 degrees for the first
three weeks of March 2018.
Thanks SandRat. Ping to the member of my old APoD list.
I love a parade!
Will there be a Gay Pride Planet?..................
Already is one, Uranus! /rimshot! /ooh, double rimshot!
Sounds like that scene in 2001 just before the star trap swallowed up Bowman.
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