This page shows a brief summary of what interesting things we can see in the sky this month.
A more detailed version of 'What's Up' this month is available as a downloadable Word document right at the bottom of this page.
The phases of the Moon are as follows:
Darkest Skies due to the lack of moonlight are from the 21st to the 27th of the month.
Not really visible this month, as it's too close to the Sun.
Venus is brilliant all evening, getting higher and setting between 10:00 pm and 12:00 pm.
Mars rises around 4:00 am, and conjoins with the Moon and Jupiter on 20th March, and Saturn on 30th March.
Jupiter will be a morning object, rising at around 4:00 am on 1st March. It will be near Mars on 20th March.
Saturn will be rising at around 6:00 am on 1st March. It will be near Mars on 30th March.
Uranus will be an evening object near Venus.
Due to solar conjunction, it will be lost behind the Sun this month.
20/03/2020 - Vernal Equinox
The Sun moves North of the Celestial Equator on 20th March. Hooray, it's Spring!
29/03/2020 - British Summer Time begins
Put your clocks forward an hour.