Thursday, February 01, 2018
Southern Skywatch February 2018 edition is now out!
The February edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.
This month still sees most of the action move in the morning sky. Speedy Mercury and Venus return to the evening sky, but Venus will be hard to see until next month.
Mars and Jupiter climb higher in the morning sky. Mars comes close to several faint globular clusters this month.
Saturn is close to the Triffid and Lagoon nebulas and several clusters this month.
February 1; Mars very close to star beta1 Scorpii.
February 8; Moon close to Jupiter. February 9-10; Mars and Moon close.
February 11; Moon at Apogee.
February 12; Saturn and crescent Moon close, with M22 nearby.
Feb 1-13; Asteroid Ceres visible in binoculars.
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