Catch the Moon with Saturn this week up in the sky
(WHSV) - A quiet week in the sky but Saturn becomes visible for longer and will be hanging out with the Moon this week. Also, by the end of the week, we will have more daylight versus nighttime!
THE MOON AND SATURN
Before sunrise on Sunday morning, the very old thin crescent moon will be a palm’s width to the lower right of Saturn. This will be in the east-southeastern sky with the best viewing time starting at 6:30 am. There will only be about 50 minutes to view it before sunrise. You’ll need an unobstructed horizon to be able to see the duo well. Be sure to turn away cameras, binoculars, and telescopes before the sun rises.
This week, we will gain another 18 minutes of daylight. By March 20th, we will have 12 hours and 8 minutes of daylight and 11 hours and 52 minutes of nighttime. On Friday, we pass 12 hours of daylight meaning there will be more daylight versus nighttime for the first time since late September of last year! Sunrises will move from 7:30 am to 7:19 am while sunsets move from 7:20 pm to 7:27 pm.
Daily Sunrise/Sunset Times this week:
|Mar 13||7:30 am||7:20 pm||11 hrs, 50 mins|
|Mar 14||7:28 am||7:21 pm||11 hrs, 53 mins|
|Mar 15||7:27 am||7:22 pm||11 hrs, 55 mins|
|Mar 16||7:25 am||7:23 pm||11 hrs, 58 mins|
|Mar 17||7:23 am||7:24 pm||12 hrs, 1 min|
|Mar 18||7:22 am||7:25 pm||12 hrs, 3 mins|
|Mar 19||7:20 am||7:26 pm||12 hrs, 6 mins|
ISS VIEWING (MOST VIEWABLE)
|Date & Time||Visible||Max Height||Appears||Disappears|
|Wed Mar 15, 8:34 pm||5 min||56°||10° above SW||32° above ENE|
|Fri Mar 17, 8:36 pm||6 min||45°||10° above WSW||13° above NE|
NEXT MOON PHASES
|Moon Phases||Date and Time|
|Third Quarter Moon||March 14th, 10:08 pm|
|New Moon||March 21st, 1:23 pm|
|First Quarter Moon||March 28th, 10:32 pm|
|Full Moon||April 6th, 12:34 am|
CURRENT PLANET VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES
Venus: In the west-southwestern sky at sunset, sets after 10 pm in the west
Mars: In the south-southwestern sky at sunset, visible most of the night, sets in the northwest around 3 am
Jupiter: In the western sky at sunset, limited viewing, around 9 pm in the west
Saturn: Not in sky at sunset, limited viewing, rises in the sky around 6:30 am in the east-southeastern sky
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