Southern California Desert Video Astronomers

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Our Mission.............................
" To share our abilities with astronomy in order to preserve dark starry night skies and a vibrant healthy environment in the California Desert and everywhere else on our Planet for future generations! "

SCDVA, moving the line for dark skies and environmental awareness. 

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The World's First & Only Live Astronomy Theater.



Let's explore our wonderful Universe together!


Clear Sky Chart for The Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater  



Moon Phases for March 2020

January moon, February moon, March moon, April moon, May moon, June moon, July moon, August moon, September moon, October moon, November moon, December Moon


SCDVA, Official IDA Chapter Serving The High Desert Region
San Bernardino County


IDA International Dark Sky Association

"Ask not what dark skies can do for you, rather,
Ask what you can do for dark skies."

                                                                                Inspired by a quote from JFK



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March 8th - Daylight Savings Time Begins
Don't forget to set your clocks an hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night.


March 9th - Full Super Moon or Worm Moon

A Supermoon occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth while it’s full. April’s Supermoon is set to be the bigger of the two, according to

According to the Farmers Almanac, "Full Moon names date back to Native Americans of North America. Tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Full Moon names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.
March Full Worm Moon. As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night.

The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter."  

March 14th - Happy Pi Day Mr. Einstein


March 17th St. Patricks Day


March 18th -  The Moon Jupiter, Saturn & Mars Get Close

The Waxing Crescent Moon and Mars will be making a close approach, passing within 0°44' of each other.

From Joshua Tree, They will be visible in the pre-
dawn sky in the south eastern horizon, in the constellation Sagittarius, rising at 03:33 am about 3 hours and 18 minutes before Sunrise and fading from view as the early dawn breaks around 06:34 am.  Jupiter following closely behind at 03:35 am.  At around the same time, the trio will also share the same right ascension which is called a conjunction.  Here comes Saturn rising at 04:01 am. with the Moon now in Capricornus and Saturn in Sagittarius.  At the same time, the pair will also be in conjunction.

All will be  too widely separated to fit  within the field of view of a telescope, but will be visible to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.     

March 19th -  Spring Equinox

The March equinox occurs in Joshua Tree at 8:49 pm . The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.
March Equinox in Universal Coordinated Time is on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 03:49 UTC.

The Date of the Equinox Can Vary.  I remember as a kid when Spring Equinox was celebrated on March 21st. Well, the last time that happened was in 2007 and the next time it will happen is in 2101!

To make things more confusing, the March Equinox can take place on March 19, 20 or 21. In the 21st century, the March Equinox has only occurred twice on March 21 – 2003 and 2007. A March 19 equinox will be more frequent during the last decades of the century.

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Last updated March 01, 2020