Cardinal Stars and Planets in the Night Sky for March 2016; Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Gemini, M35, Solar Eclipse Singapore

Hubble Space Telescope: Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere’s skywatching events with “Tonight’s Sky.” In March, the constellations of spring arrive.

The guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events for March 2016.

Jupiter visible all month as an evening planet rising in the east by 8:00 p.m. and visible all night long.

Gemini and Cancer make their appearance in Spring. Two bright stars in Gemini are Castor and Pollux.

M35 Star Cluster visible at the feet of Gemini.

Beehive Star Cluster visible near Cancer constellation

Saturn and Mars rise in the southeast sky about 3:00 a.m. reaching the southern sky by dawn.

A Total Solar Eclipse visible mainly in Singapore and Indonesia on March 9, 2016. A Partial Solar Eclipse will be visible in Australia and parts of Asia on the morning of March 9, 2016. A smaller Partial Solar Eclipse may be visible around sunset in Hawaii and Alaska.

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