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Volume 21 -- Issue 3
March 2015

   Welcome to this issue of Qué tal. Here you will find useful observing information about the visible planets, our Moon and other moons, the Sun, as well as various 'things' celestial.
   Among these web pages you will find monthly star maps for either the northern or southern hemisphere that are suitable for printout. Animated images are utilized to illustrate celestial motions such as orbital motions of the planets, and other solar orbiting objects, or apparent and real motions along the ecliptic and the local horizon. Regular features include plotting the monthly positions of the visible planets using heliocentric coordinates; following moon phases; conjunctions; the sun's apparent motion and the Earth's real motion along the ecliptic.

   For additional useful Earth and Space news, information, and graphics follow my WordPress Blog at bobs-spaces, or as Tweets, or as an RSS feed.

   Click here to watch some of my video work posted on You Tube.

At A Glance: Welcome to this issue of Qué tal.
   This month the planets Mercury and Saturn are found in the morning skies before sunrise local time. Saturn is above the southern horizon while Mercury is just above the eastern horizon. Jupiter rises before local time for sunset and is visible all night. At sunset look toward the western horizon for the planets Venus and Mars. These two will be forming interesting conjunctions with Uranus and the Moon during the month. A total solar eclipse visible from the North Atlantic Ocean occurs on the day of the March equinox. That will be followed two weeks later with a total lunar eclipse.
For more observing information visit Bobs-Spaces.net

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