ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST IN FEBRUARY 2010



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Feb 3: A Waning Gibbous Moon (81%) stands 8 degrees South of Saturn at 4:00am.


Feb 4: A Wining Gibbous Moon (71%) stands 5.3 degrees SW of Spica at 3:00am.

Feb 5: Mars will be 3 degrees North of the Beehive Cluster (M44).

Feb 6: Last Quarter Moon.

Feb 8: A Crescent Moon (30%) is just 3 degrees from Antares before dawn.

Feb 12: A very thin Moon is just 1.5 degrees from Mercury. The pair will be nicely fitted in a 10x50 Binocular. But you will have very little time to view this event as they will be low in the east.

Feb 14: New Moon.

Feb 15: Neptune Conjunction.

Feb 21: The Moon stands just 2.2 degrees from the Pleiades Cluster (M45) after dusk.

Feb 22: First Quarter Moon.

Feb 25: A Waning Gibbous (87%) Moon stands about 8 degrees from Mars at 9:00pm.

Feb 27: The Moon is 6 degrees from Regulus at 9:00pm.

Feb 3: A Waning Gibbous Moon (81%) stands 8 degrees South of Saturn at 4:00am.
Feb 4: A Wining Gibbous Moon (71%) stands 5.3 degrees SW of Spica at 3:00am.
Feb 5: Mars will be 3 degrees North of the Beehive Cluster (M44).
Feb 6: Last Quarter Moon.
Feb 8: A Crescent Moon (30%) is just 3 degrees from Antares before dawn.
Feb 12: A very thin Moon is just 1.5 degrees from Mercury. The pair will be nicely fitted in a 10x50 Binocular. But you will have very little time to view this event as they will be low in the east.
Feb 14: New Moon.
Feb 15: Neptune Conjunction.
Feb 21: The Moon stands just 2.2 degrees from the Pleiades Cluster (M45) after dusk.
Feb 22: First Quarter Moon.
Feb 25: A Waning Gibbous (87%) Moon stands about 8 degrees from Mars at 9:00pm.
Feb 27: The Moon is 6 degrees from Regulus at 9:00pm.

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