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The Night Sky this March! 3 Mar 2024 What to look out for in the night sky from Eynsham.

This is not intended to be comprehensive - it is a quick guide to help you find a few things in the night sky without any equipment - just your eyes.

All of these are very bright and easy to find when walking around the village.

Look out for the Spring Triangle with constellations Bo├Âtes and Leo in the south.

The planets

  • Venus and Mercury are evening objects in the west at sunset. 
  • Saturn is too close to the sun.
  • Jupiter is visible at sunset about and sets in the west.
  • Mars is visible at sunset about and sets in the west.

The Moon is full on the 25th rising about 8pm in the East.

There is bright International Space Station pass on the 7th of March - starting at 19.17hrs in the SW and passing over head..

I have made or found the following charts to help you find: -

  • 5th Jupiter and Moon
  • 7th ISS pass
  • 8th Mars and Moon 
  • 11th Venus and Mercury
  • 12th Jupiter, Mars and Orion
  • Moon Phases
  • Spring Triange



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