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February

February

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenon Hour
2LAST QUARTER0700
2Jupiter appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion.1600
3Neptune is in conjunction with the Sun.1900
4Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 1° 1' south of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.0500
5Mars is 4° north of the Moon.1300
7The Moon is at perigee.2200
8NEW MOON2200
14Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion.0700
14Mercury is in superior conjunction.1100
14Venus is 1° 0' south Neptune.1900
16FIRST QUARTER0000
20The Moon is at apogee.0500
20Saturn is 5° south of the Moon.1100
24FULL MOON0500
24The asteroid Juno is in conjunction with the Sun.1700
25Uranus is in conjunction with the Sun.0700
27Jupiter is 1° 2' north of the Moon. Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon.1500

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