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  Sky Calendar -- February 2024
1 Moon near Spica at 10h UT (morning sky).
Spica (Wikipedia)
2 Last Quarter Moon at 23:19 UT.
5 Moon near Antares at 2h UT (morning sky). Occultation visible from central Asia.
Antares (Wikipedia)
Occultation of Antares (IOTA)
7 Moon near Venus at 21h UT (29° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. −4.0.
Venus (Wikipedia)
8 Moon near Mars at 9h UT (23° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. 1.3.
Mars (Wikipedia)
9 Moon near Mercury at 0h UT (14° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. −0.5.
Mercury (Wikipedia)
9 New Moon at 23:00 UT. Start of lunation 1251.
10 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 18:52 UT (distance 358,088km; angular size 33.4').
11 Moon near Saturn at 3h UT (16° from Sun, evening sky). Mag. 1.0.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
12 Moon near Neptune (33° from Sun, evening sky) at 8h UT. Mag. 7.9. Occultation visible from Antarctica.
15 Moon near Jupiter at 7h UT (evening sky). Mag. −2.3.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
16 Moon near Uranus (82° from Sun, evening sky) at 1h UT. Mag. 5.7.
16 First Quarter Moon at 15:01 UT.
16 Moon near the Pleiades at 21h UT (evening sky).
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
19 Moon near M35 star cluster at 8h UT (evening sky).
Messier 35 (Wikipedia)
20 Moon near Castor at 20h UT (evening sky).
21 Moon near Pollux at 2h UT (evening sky).
22 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 at 6h UT (evening sky).
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
22 Venus 0.62° N of Mars at 10h UT (26° from Sun, morning sky). Mags −3.9 and 1.3.
24 Moon near Regulus at 3h UT (evening sky).
Regulus (Wikipedia)
24 Full Moon at 12:30 UT.
25 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 15h UT (distance 406,312km; angular size 29.4').
28 Mercury at superior conjunction with the Sun at 8h UT. The innermost planet passes into the evening sky.
28 Moon near Spica at 16h UT (morning sky).
28 Saturn at conjunction with the Sun at 21h UT. The ringed planet (not visible) passes into the morning sky.
29 Leap Day.
All times Universal Time (UT).
  • US Eastern Standard Time = UT − 5 hours.
  • US Pacific Standard Time = UT − 8 hours.
  • Australian Eastern Daylight Time = UT + 11 hours
  • Singapore Standard Time = UT + 8 hours.

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