Suara.com – March 2021 was marked by various interesting celestial phenomena. Reporting from In The Sky, Wednesday (3/3/2021), here are five celestial events that will occur in March 2021:
1. Mercury reaches the highest point in the sky
Mercury will reach its highest point in the sky on morning sightings during February to April 2021. However, the best sightings can be observed on March 6.
From Jakarta, the planet will reach a peak height of 25 degrees above the horizon at sunrise at 0.1 mag.
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Not only reaches its highest point, on the same day, Mercury also reaches its greatest separation from the Sun.
2. Approach the Moon and Saturn
The Moon and Saturn will appear close together at a distance of 3 degrees from each other on March 10.
From the Jakarta sky, the pair will be seen starting at 03:17 WIB or about 2 hours 41 minutes before the sun rises and reaching an altitude of 33 degrees above the eastern horizon.
The two of them will disappear from view at dawn at 05:44 WIB.
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The Moon and Saturn will be located in the constellation Capricorn and at around the same time, the pair will also conjunction.