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February

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
Day Phenomenon Hour
1 Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, is in conjunction with the Sun. 2200
2 FULL MOON 0600
2 Saturn is 0° 9' south of the Moon. Occultation of Saturn by the Moon. 2300
3 Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, is 1° 1' south of the Moon. Occultation of Regulus by the Moon. 1400
7 Moon is at apogee. 1300
7 Venus is 0° 7' south of Uranus. 1300
7 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, at 18° east of the Sun. 1700
8 Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 1° 3' north of the Moon. Occultation of Spica by the Moon. 0400
8 Neptune is in conjunction with the Sun. 1600
10 LAST QUARTER 1000
10 Saturn is at opposition. 1900
11 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 7' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 2200
12 Jupiter is 6° north of the Moon. 1000
13 Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as it moves from its greatest elongation east of the Sun back toward a position west of the Sun as viewed from Earth. 1400
15 Mars is 4° north of the Moon. 0100
17 NEW MOON 1600
19 The asteroid Juno appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion. 0000
19 Moon is at perigee. 1000
19 Venus is 2° south of the Moon. 1700
23 Mercury is in inferior conjunction. 0500
24 FIRST QUARTER 0800

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