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What's Up for March 2011 ?

What's Up for March ?

I am really delighted and honoured to have one of my paintings inspired by the sun
on the NASA Solar System Exploration page this month.

You can listen to What's Up for March 2011 in many formats
Here is the link , check out my painting

Deirdre Kelleghan

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Discovery and ISS Photo op

Just a heads up notice....

The shuttle and ISS will be visible to the south travelling W to E on Friday between about 6.30 and 6.50 depending where you are and Saturday night at a similar time. Saturday is a better pass being more overhead.

I also think this is the last shuttle mission for Discovery! .... So it really is a bit special if you can capture it..... Good luck

Only two more shuttle ...
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Possible Aurora tonight?

A coronal mass ejection from an X-class flare should hit us about now. I'm too far south to see any aurorae but it could be visible from northern parts of the UK and south if we're lucky.
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Simultaneous greatest elongations of Mercury and Venus

I have listed the dates when Mercury and Venus have their greatest elongation with a time difference of only 3 days until 2100
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Grazing Occultation, 2011 Feb 12/13
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Spatial close approaches between asteroids

Minimum spatial approaches (below 100000 kms) between asteroids with diameter over 10 kilometers
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In the morning of 9th February Venus and Vesta will be near only 0.37°.
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New Earth crossing asteroid

A small asteroid, 1.5 meter, will be today at only 0.00014 A.U. from the Earth.
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Solar and lunar eclipses

On December 21 will happen a total lunar eclipse.

On January 4 2011 will be a partial solar eclipse.
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Lunar Eclipse

This will be total around sunrise but will be better placed from Scotland and northern England. Although not as spectactular as a total solar eclipse, it can always throw up a surprise. If you can drag yourself put of bed around 4-ish you shouls be able to catch all of the action but the best bits should be from 6am onwards.
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