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February 2008 Phenomena

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
Day Phenomenon Hour
1 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 6' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 1257
4 Jupiter is 4° 3' north of the Moon. 0052
4 Venus is 4° 6' north of the Moon. 0635
6 Mercury is in inferior conjunction. 1309
6 NEW MOON 2244
10 Neptune is in conjunction with the Sun. 2050
13 The moon is at perigee. 2007
13 LAST QUARTER 2234
14 Pleiades is 1° 2' south of the Moon. 0735
16 Mars is 1° 6' south of the Moon. 0253
19 Beehive is 0° 3' south of the Moon. 0219
20 Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, is 8' south of the Moon. Occultation of Regulus by the Moon. 1916
20 Total lunar eclipse. 2226
20 FULL MOON 2231
21 Saturn is 3° north of the Moon. 0701
24 Saturn is at opposition. 0416
25 Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 2° 8' north of the Moon. 0247
27 Mercury is 1° 1' north of Venus. 0332
27 The Moon is at apogee. 2027
28 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 7' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 2116
28 LAST QUARTER 2118

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