China News Service, Nanjing, March 1 (Xu Shanshan) According to news from the Purple Mountain Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on March 1, the stars in the sky will shine in March, and celestial phenomena such as Juno's opposition to the sun, Venus and Mars accompanying the moon, and Venus and Saturn's close proximity will take turns. staged.

This month, the "dragon head" of "Dragon Raises Its Head" will rise from the eastern horizon, "lifting up" good luck in the New Year.

  Wang Kechao, director of science popularization at the Purple Mountain Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that the starry sky at night in March is divided by the north and south meridian. In winter, the stars set in the west, but the bright stars are still dazzling.

In the east, the spring starry sky gradually becomes the protagonist, Leo, Boötes, and Ursa Major have all risen, and the Spring Triangle and the Winter Triangle face each other.

  "On February 2, the dragon raises its head, the big warehouses are full, and the small warehouses flow." Wang Kechao said, "The dragon raises its head" is a seasonal celestial phenomenon.

On the second day of the second lunar month, at the turn of winter and spring, the stars begin to rise after dusk. In the low sky in the east, you can see the "Dragon-horned Stars" of the Eastern Blue Dragon Constellation - Spica and Spica rising slowly.

  Throughout March, a series of wonderful celestial phenomena appeared in the sky, and stars gathered together to stage a lively "big party".

  The No. 3 asteroid Juno, known as the "goddess of giving birth to children," will oppose the Sun on March 4.

Juno is located in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter and is relatively large.

"During this opposition, the brightness of Juno is 8.7 magnitude. It cannot be seen with the naked eye and needs to be observed with an astronomical telescope." Wang Kechao said.

  As the brightest planet in the night sky, Venus will join forces with Mars to stage a beautiful celestial phenomenon of "double stars and the moon".

At dawn on March 8, Venus is the easiest to find. After finding Venus, you can quickly find Mars and a thin waning moon.

  In the early morning of March 22, "Venus" Venus and "Lord of the Rings" Saturn appeared in the low sky in the east at the same time in the sky, presenting a beautiful picture of "intimate moments".

Unlike Venus’ “dazzling appearance”, Saturn “quietly” enters people’s sight.

In the morning light, people also need to rely on Venus to find Saturn.

  On March 25, Mercury's eastern elongation stage will appear. This is the highest altitude of Mercury in the eastern elongation this year.

Wang Kechao said that at sunset, Mercury is due west and the observation conditions are excellent.

By then, as long as the sky is clear and clear, the public can find the shadow of Mercury in the northwest sky after sunset.