You need to be in the US for half of the eligibility period. If you are married to a US citizen, and living together, your physical presence must be 18 months. If you obtained your green card through another basis, you need to be in the US 30 months. In both cases you may file 90 days before the qualifying period.
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You do not have to be in the country 13 months straight before applying. Your traveling in March will not affect your continuous presence for eligibility for citizenship.
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That is not true. You have to be physically present in the U.S. for half of the statutory period (either 5 years or 3 years depending on how you got your permanent residence) and should not have traveled out for more than 6 months during that period.