March’s Perigee Moon

march-moon-perigee   From our perspective on the Earth the Moon appears to orbit around the Earth, however in reality the Moon orbits the Sun together with the Earth.
   This month the 26.22 day old waning crescent Moon reaches perigee this month on Thursday 27 March at 18:37 UT (1:37 pm CDT). At that time the Moon will more or less be at a distance of 28.67 Earth diameters (365,313 km or 227,009 miles) from the Earth.
mar27-bino   On Thursday morning the waning crescent Moon will be within 4 degrees from the planet Venus.

   
   
   
Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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