Moon at Descending Node

25jandescending_node   Saturday March 21st at 02:17 UT, (8:17 pm CST Friday March 20th), our Moon will be crossing the plane of the ecliptic moving south. This is known as the descending node, one of two intersections the Moon’s orbital path (dark green line) has with the ecliptic.
   The Moon will be crossing the descending node about 17 hours after new Moon Phase and a solar eclipse.

   
   
   
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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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