Saturday, March 5, 2016
Spring starts March 20! Vernal equinox… Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:30 PM CDT. Our Days are warmer and the nights are still cool. Has winter really gone up north to stay? As a steward to this planet, it is time to trim, clip and prune the homestead. We lose that hour of sleep, when we turn the clocks ahead 2 am on March 13th. Spring break begins that week! On March 5th early, before dawn, catch Mars and Saturn anchored near Scorpius. On March 16th, Mars is near Beta Scorpii early, before dawn. In the evening on March 16 around 10 pm, Ganymede and Io transit Jupiter. Watch for the black dots! March 20th, Jupiter will be near the moon that evening. Our friends on the TPML hill will be setting up to view the night sky, March 26th around 8pm. Watch for Leo, Gemini, Taurus and the Pleiades along the ecliptic. Orion is slowing moving down in the west.