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MARCH - APRIL 2019

Global Astronomy Month is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy, brought to you by Astronomy Without Borders. From their Website: "Every year GAM brings new ideas and new opportunities, bringing enthusiasts together worldwide to celebrate Astronomers Without Borders' motto: One People, One Sky."

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Earth's Seasons and a text definition of Equinox

MARCH 20, 2019

With the Vernal Equinox, day and night are both equal in length - 12 hours long - and for everyone everywhere, the sun rises due east and sets due west. For Reno, NV, based on the solar, Gregorian calendar (the international standard), the exact moment for the Vernal Equinox will be 2:58 PM PDT. Weather permitting, the night sky will be bright all week.

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Image of a new moon just after zero percent illumination.

March 20 - 24, 2019

In Reno, on March 20th and 21st, the moon is full with 100% visibility; by the 24th, we will see a Waning gibbous with 85% visibility. In the month of March, we say good-bye to winter. The March full moon has several names: Chaste Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Lenten Moon, Sugar Moon, Sap Moon and Worm Moon. What is your favorite name?

Moon Phase Calendar