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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

 

Southern Skywatch February 2012 Edition Up

Evening sky looking westh as seen from Adelaide at 20:30 pm local daylight saving time on Saturday February 25 showing Venus and Jupiter near the crescent Moon. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time. Click to embiggen.

The February edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

The Moon occults eta Geminorum on the 4th.

Venus is prominent in the early evening sky and is close to Jupiter the crescent Moon on the 25th.

Jupiter is prominent in the early evening sky, but is now a difficult telescopic object in the early evening.

Mars climbs higher in the evening sky and is close to the Moon on the 10th.

Saturn enters the evening sky sky and is close to the Moon on the 12th.

Mercury returns to the evening sky late in the month, but is not easy to see.

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