Astronomy Anarchy

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New Moon on January 30.

The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth.

This phase occurs at 21:38 UTC.

This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.

This is the second new moon of the calendar month.

Such an occurrence can be called a black moon, although this term describes at least four different astronomical events related to the moon.

To some, the black moon is considered to be a special time when any rituals, spells, or other workings are considered to be more powerful and effective.

 

mainsheetsister

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Full Moon

On February 14, the Moon will rise in the east as the Sun is setting in the west.

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth.

This phase occurs at 23:53 UTC.

This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Snow Moon because the heaviest snows usually fell during this time of the year.

Since hunting is difficult, this moon has also been known by some tribes as the Full Hunger Moon.

 

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Venus, a meteorite, the Milky Way, and a rocket.

 

mainsheetsister

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New Moon on March 1

The New Moon rises in the east at dawn, and the night side of the Moon faces Earth all day.

The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth.

This phase occurs at 08:00 UTC.

This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.

 

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First Quarter Moon on March 8

The First Quarter Moon rises around noon and sets around midnight.

The First Quarter Moon will be at its highest point in the sky around sunset.

From Earth, it appears that half of the disc of the moon is illuminated by the sun because the moon, the Earth, and the sun have formed a right angle with one another.

On Earth, neap tides will occur, such that high tides are not as high and low tides are not as low due to the opposing effects of the gravity of the sun and the moon pulling on the waters of Earth's oceans.

 

mainsheetsister

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Full Moon on March 16.

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth.

When the Moon is full, it rises around sunset, is directly overhead around midnight, and sets around sunrise.

This phase occurs at 17:08 UTC.

This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Worm Moon because this was the time of year when the ground would begin to soften and the earthworms would reappear.

This moon has also been known as the Full Crow Moon, the Full Crust Moon, and the Full Sap Moon.

On Earth, spring tides will occur, such that high tides will be very high and low tides will be very low, due to the combined effects of the Moon and the Sun pulling in opposite directions on the waters of Earth's oceans.

 

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March Equinox on March 20.

The March equinox occurs at 16:57 UTC.

The Sun will shine 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 fall (autumnal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

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Occultation of Regulus on March 20.

An extremely rare event will take place on the morning of Thursday, March 20.

An asteroid known as 163 Erigone will pass in front of the bright star Regulus in the constellation of Leo, causing the star to disappear.

This event will be visible along a 45-mile-wide path and is predicted to begin at 2:07 a.m. EDT.

The asteroid’s shadow will move on a southeast-to-northwest path that will extend from New York, New York to Oswego, New York, and will continue northwest into Ontario, Canada.

For those in the center of this path, the star will remain invisible for 12 seconds.

 

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March Equinox on March 20.

The March equinox occurs at 16:57 UTC.

The Sun will shine 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 fall (autumnal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.
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