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E C L I P T I C O R I O N A N D R O M E D A C A S S I O P E I A A U R I G A TA U R U S A R I E S P I S C E S C E T U S P E R S E U S C E P H E U S D R A C O U R S A M I N O R U R S A M A J O R The Big Dipper Little Dipper H E R C U L E S B O Ö T E S C A N E S V E N AT I C I L E O Sickle V I R G O C O R V U S C R AT E R H Y D R A C A N C E R C A N I S M I N O R G E M I N I C A N I S M A J O R M O N O C E R O S L E P U S P U P P I S E R I D A N U S NCP M31 γ γ Capella M38 M36 M37 Arcturus ε M44 M67 M94 M51 M3 Sirius M41 Procyon η μ δ Mira Mel 111 M64 M35 Castor Pollux M48 3242 Regulus γ γ 2232 β 2244 2264 M50 Rigel Cr 69 M42 σ Betelgeuse Double Cluster Algol L 2 M47 k M46 2451 2477 Pleiades Hyades Aldebaran M1 M33 M81 M82 Mizar & Alcor γ Alphard Hamal Polaris Denebola Etamin Vindemiatrix Cor Caroli β Thuban T H E P O I N T E R S P O I N T T O P O L A R I S C A M E L O PA R D A L I S LY N X ν 3132 M104 Jupiter SKY MAP SHOWS HOW THE NIGHT SKY LOOKS EARLY MAR 9 PM LATE MAR 8 PM SKY MAP DRAWN FOR A LATITUDE OF 40° NORTH AND IS SUITABLE FOR LATITUDES UP TO 15° NORTH OR SOUTH OF THIS NORTHERN HEMISPHERE MARCH 2014 (Add 1 Hour For Daylight Saving) T h e W i n t e r H e x a g o n i s m a d e u p o f S i r i u s , R i g e l , A l d e b a r a n , C a p e l l a , C a s t o r & P o l l u x , a n d P r o c y o n. T h e c o n s t e l l a t i o n C a n i s M a j o r ( T h e G r e a t D o g ) i s d o m i n a t e d b y S i r i u s , t h e D o g S t a r , t h e b r i g h t e s t s t a r i n t h e n i g h t s k y . T h e S i ck le i s a n e a s y t o f i n d s t a r p a t t e r n t h a t f o r m s t h e h e a d a n d c h e s t o f L e o ( T h e L i o n ) . F r om n o r t h e r n l a t i t u d e s , s t a r s a p p e a r t o r o t a t e a r o u n d t h e N o r t h C e l e s t i a l P o l e ( N C P ) . U s e t h e B i g D i p p e r ( o r P l o u g h ) l o c a t e d i n t h e n o r t h - e a s t e r n s k y t o f i n d P o l a r i s , t h e N o r t h s t a r . T h e c o n s t e l l a t i o n A u r i g a r e p r e se n t s t h e d r i v e r o f a h o r s e - d r a w n c h a r i o t . Sky Calendar – March 2014 1 New Moon at 8:02 UT. Start of lunation 1128. 7 Moon near the Pleiades (evening sky) at 2h UT. 7 Moon near Aldebaran (evening sky) at 22h UT. 8 First Quarter Moon at 13:26 UT. 10 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 10h UT. Mag. –2.4. 11 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 20h UT (distance 405,364 km; angular size 29.8'). 12 Moon near Beehive Cluster (evening sky) at 18h UT. 14 Mercury at greatest elongation , 28° west of Sun (morning sky) at 6h UT. Mag. +0.2. 14 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 15h UT. 16 Full Moon at 17:10 UT. 18 Moon near Spica (morning sky) at 22h UT. 19 Moon near Mars (morning sky) at 2h UT. Mag. –1.0. 20 Asteroid 163 Erigone occults Regulus at 6:06 UT (evening sky). Observable to the naked-eye by anyone in its path across the NE USA and into Canada. The bright star will “vanish” for up to 14 seconds in the middle of the 108km wide path.
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