Events for March 2018

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for March 2018.

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 2018
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        (h:m)
Mar 01  05:09  Regulus 0.9°S of Moon
Mar 02  00:51  FULL MOON 
Mar 04  06     Mercury 1.1° of Venus
Mar 04  14     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
Mar 07  06:57  Jupiter 4.1°S of Moon
Mar 09  11:20  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Mar 10  00:37  Mars 3.8°S of Moon
Mar 10  11     Mercury at Perihelion 
Mar 11  02:37  Saturn 2.2°S of Moon
Mar 11  09:13  Moon at Apogee: 404682 km
Mar 14  03:47  Moon at Descending Node 
Mar 15  15     Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 18.4°E
Mar 17  13:12  NEW MOON 
Mar 18  19:07  Venus 3.7°N of Moon
Mar 19  08     Mercury 3.8° of Venus
Mar 20  16:15  Vernal Equinox 
Mar 22  22:33  Aldebaran 0.9°S of Moon
Mar 24  15:35  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Mar 26  17:17  Moon at Perigee: 369104 km
Mar 27  00:52  Beehive 2.2°N of Moon
Mar 27  10:56  Moon at Ascending Node 
Mar 28  13:38  Regulus 1.0°S of Moon
Mar 31  12:37  FULL 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 eight time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Atlantic Standard Time 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Eastern Standard Time 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Central Standard Time 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Mountain Standard Time 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Pacific Standard Time 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Alaska Standard Time 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Hawaii Standard Time 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

For information on all solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2018.

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

Fred Espenak