Stargazing for March 2020

The Equinox and a Fun Full Moon

February 28, 2020
Moon and Girl

Are you a stargazer? You will be! Here are a couple fun sights and facts about March astronomy.

Celebrate the First Day of Spring

In March, we welcome the start of the spring season! On Thursday, March 19, the Spring Equinox will occur, marking the start of spring in Earth’s northern hemisphere. During the equinox, which happens at precisely 11:50 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time on the 19th, the Sun stands directly over Earth’s equator.

One particularly special thing about this Spring Equinox is that it is the earliest equinox in over 120 years—since 1896!

Watch for the Full Worm Moon

In March 2020, the full Moon arrives in the afternoon hours of Monday, March 9. For the best view of this full Moon, which is traditionally called the Full Worm Moon, look for it on the nights of Sunday, March 8, or Monday, March 9. Read more about the Full Worm Moon!

April Sky Watch

Read about next month’s astronomical sights here!