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Sky notes: March

Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2006

A guide to the what's happening in the night sky in March.

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The following sky notes describe what may be seen in the night sky, soon after sunset at the beginning of March, for an observer situated in the UK.

The night sky in March

Between Gemini and the sickle of Leo is the dim constellation of Cancer (the Crab). A faint hazy patch visible to the naked eye is revealed in binoculars as a beautiful open star cluster M44, Praesepe or the “Beehive”.





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