March Moon & Planet data for 2018


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during March. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

March 1 Regulus 0.9 degrees south of the Moon Occn
March 2 Moon full
March 4 Neptune at conjunction
March 4 Mercury 1.1 degrees north of Venus
March 7 Jupiter 3.9 degrees south of the Moon
March 9 Jupiter stationary
March 9 Moon last quarter
March 10 Mars 3.8 degrees south of the Moon
March 11 Saturn 2.2 degrees south of the Moon
March 11 Moon southern most declination (-20.1 degrees)
March 11 Moon at apogee
March 12 Pluto 1.7 degrees south of the Moon
March 15 Mercury greatest elong E(18)
March 16 Neptune 1.7 degrees north of the Moon
March 17 Moon new
March 18 Venus 3.5 degrees north of the Moon
March 19 Uranus 4.4 degrees north of the Moon
March 19 Mercury 3.8 degrees north of Venus
March 20 Equinox
March 22 Mercury stationary
March 22 Aldebaran 0.9 degrees south of the Moon Occn
March 24 Moon first quarter
March 25 Moon northern most declination (20.2 degrees)
March 26 Moon at perigee
March 28 Regulus 1.0 degrees south of the Moon Occn
March 29 Venus 0.1 degrees south of Uranus
March 31 Moon full
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth