Constellations in March

The following constellations can best be observed in the month of March at a geographical latitude of 47° North (Switzerland).

IAU Name English Name Opposition Season Declination DSO
Antlia (Ant)Air Pump17 FebruaryDec … Apr-24.5°-40.4°0
Auriga (Aur)Charioteer19 DecemberAug … Apr+56.2°+27.9°17
Bootes (Boo)Herdsman2 MayDec … Sep+55.0°+7.4°4
Camelopardalis (Cam)Giraffe21 DecemberSep … Mar+86.1°+52.7°12
Cancer (Cnc)Crab27 JanuaryNov … May+33.1°+6.5°5
Canes Venatici (CVn)Hunting Dogs8 AprilJan … Jul+52.4°+27.8°17
Canis Minor (CMi)Lesser Dog12 JanuaryOct … Apr+13.2°-0.4°3
Centaurus (Cen)Centaur3 AprilMar … Apr-30.0°-64.7°7
Coma Berenices (Com)Bernice's Hair30 MarchDec … Jul+33.3°+13.3°24
Corona Borealis (CrB)Northern Crown21 MayJan … Sep+39.7°+25.5°0
Corvus (Crv)Crow26 MarchJan … May-11.7°-25.2°2
Crater (Crt)Cup10 MarchJan … May-6.7°-25.2°0
Cygnus (Cyg)Swan29 JulyMar … Dec+61.4°+27.7°40
Draco (Dra)Dragon16 JuneFeb … Sep+86.5°+47.5°7
Gemini (Gem)Twins6 JanuaryOct … Apr+35.4°+9.8°12
Hercules (Her)Hercules10 JuneMar … Oct+51.3°+3.7°7
Hydra (Hya)Female Water Snake21 FebruaryJan … Apr+6.6°-35.7°10
Leo (Leo)Lion27 FebruaryNov … May+33.0°-6.7°16
Leo Minor (LMi)Lesser Lion21 FebruaryOct … Jun+41.4°+22.8°5
Libra (Lib)Scales10 MayMar … Jun-0.5°-30.0°3
Lynx (Lyn)Lynx17 JanuaryNov … Apr+62.0°+33.0°11
Lyra (Lyr)Lyre2 JulyFeb … Dec+47.7°+25.7°7
Monoceros (Mon)Unicorn2 JanuaryOct … Mar+11.9°-11.4°17
Ophiuchus (Oph)Serpent Bearer8 JuneMar … Aug+14.4°-30.2°18
Orion (Ori)Hunter14 DecemberSep … Mar+22.9°-11.0°21
Perseus (Per)Hero16 NovemberAug … Mar+59.1°+30.9°18
Pyxis (Pyx)Compass31 JanuaryDec … Mar-17.4°-37.3°2
Serpens (Ser)Serpent17 MayMar … Sep+25.7°-16.1°6
Sextans (Sex)Sextant19 FebruaryDec … May+6.4°-11.7°1
Taurus (Tau)Bull28 NovemberAug … Mar+31.1°-1.3°9
Triangulum (Tri)Triangle26 OctoberJun … Mar+37.3°+25.6°7
Ursa Maior (UMa)Great Bear27 FebruaryNov … Jul+73.1°+28.3°24
Ursa Minor (UMi)Little Bear9 MayJan … Dec+90.0°+65.4°1
Virgo (Vir)Maiden10 AprilJan … Jun+14.4°-22.7°32
Vulpecula (Vul)Fox24 JulyMar … Dec+29.5°+19.4°17

Opposition: The center of the constellation asterism is in opposition to the Sun on this day, i. e., it is at its highest point in the sky at local midnight. — Season: During these months, the constellation can be observed at night at a geographical latitude of 47° North. In the case of circumpolar constellations, these are near the zenith. — Declination: Northern and southern extent of the IAU constellation boundaries. — DSO: Number of described deep-sky objects.