February Night Sky
Sky events for this month & objects for observation and can be found here.
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February 18, 6 AM PST - Early risers will get a special celestial treat, as Saturn and Venus join forces in a stunning close encounter in the early morning skies. You may notice the two getting closer together in the eastern sky about an hour before local sunrise a few days ahead of time. On the 18th, they will reach their tightest conjunction and be separated by only one degree. Venus will be the brighter of the two, outshining Saturn by about 80 times.
February 27, 5:30 AM PST - A wonderful grouping of the Moon and three planets. Look for a dramatic close encounter between the waning crescent moon and Jupiter at dawn on this morning. The gas giant will appear to hang just below the moon in the southern sky, making for a stunning photo opportunity. Don’t forget to train a telescope on Jupiter if you can, as its cloud bands and retinue of moons never fail to please.