Events for March 2014

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for March 2014. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for March 2014
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        (h:m)

Mar 01  08:00  NEW MOON 
    04  17:45  Moon at Descending Node 
    08  13:27  MOON AT FIRST QUARTER 
    11  19:46  Moon at Apogee: 405367 km
    14  06     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.6°W
    16  17:09  FULL MOON 
    19  03:14  Mars 3.2°N of Moon
    19  06:30  Moon at Ascending Node 
    19  23     Mercury at Aphelion 
    20  16:57  Vernal Equinox 
    21  03:40  Saturn 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  21     Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
    24  01:46  MOON AT LAST QUARTER 
    26  15:10  Mars-Spica: 4.6°N
    27  09:52  Venus 3.6°S of Moon
    27  18:30  Moon at Perigee: 365706 km
    30  18:45  NEW MOON 

As the events above transpire, I will post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for five time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Eastern Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Central Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Mountain Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Pacific Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

For additional years and time zones, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

The sky events tables were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak