February

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenon Hour
3Venus appears to be motionless in the sky as it moves toward its greatest elongation west of the Sun from a position east of the Sun as viewed from Earth.0700
5FIRST QUARTER0600
5Mars is 2° south of the Moon.2200
6Neptune is in conjunction with the Sun.0600
11Saturn is 4° south of the Moon.1500
13FULL MOON0500
14Moon is at apogee.0100
14Mercury is 0° 03' north of Uranus.1600
17Venus is at its greatest illuminated extent.2000
18Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 0° 4' south of the Moon. Occultation of Spica by the Moon.0500
20Jupiter is 5° north of the Moon.0800
21LAST QUARTER0700
21Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 2' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.2100
23Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde to direct motion.0800
24Mercury is at its greatest elongation, at 18° east of the Sun.0500
24Venus is 10° north of the Moon.2100
25Ceres, the largest asteroid, is 0° 8' north of the Moon. Occultation of Ceres by the Moon.1000
26Neptune is 4° north of the Moon.1300
27Moon is at perigee.2000
28NEW MOON0100

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