March 1997 StarDial
The Moon is found 5 degrees north of
Jupiter, 9 am, EST.
New Moon at
8:15 pm, EST, Total Solar Eclipse
viewable in the region of Mongolia.
Moon passes 1.4 degrees north of Saturn
at 4 am, EST.
at 8:55 AM, EDT.
Mars is as
close to Earth as it will be for
approximately the next two years -- 99
pases as close to Earth as it will get --
197 million kilometers.
Hale-Bopp should be visible in the
north-northwest skies in the evening
after dark during this month.
March 23: Full Moon, 11:45
pm, EST. Partial lunar eclipse over much
of North America.
Moon passes 4 degrees south of Mars at 9