SKYLINE - Info about Astro events

Important note: The times of the events are for Munich and in MEZ or MESZ, if applicable !!





February 2017



Day Time (MEZ) Event
04 Sat 2h Asteroid (4)Vesta (6.5 mag) 30 arcmins north of star kappa Gem (3.6 mag), use binoculars
04 Sat 05:19 Moon first quarter
04 Sat 19:20 occultation of star 5 Tau (4.1 mag) by the Moon
05 Sun >17:40 Moon crosses Hyades open cluster, numerous occultations
09 Thu 00:15 occultation of star 74 Gem (5.0 mag) by the Moon
11 Sat 01:33 Full Moon
15 Wed 23h Moon close to Jupiter and Spica
18 20:33 Moon last quarter
21 Tue 4h Moon close to Saturn
26 Sun 15:58 New Moon, annular solar eclipse visible from S-America to SW-Africa
26 Sun 19h Mars (1.3 mag) 35 arcmin NW of Uranus (5.9 mag)
28 Tue 20h Moon close to Venus (-4.8) and Mars (1.3)
29 Sun 18:15 thin lunar crescent in the W evening sky
31 Tue 18h Moon near Venus (-4.6 mag) and Mars (1.1 mag)



Visibility of planets in February:

Mercury: in Sagittarius/Capricornus, invisible
Venus: in Pisces; SW evening sky
Mars: in Pisces; SW evening sky
Jupiter: in Virgo; second half of the night
Saturn: in Ophiuchus; SE morning sky
Uranus: in Pisces; SW evening sky
Neptune: in Aquarius; invisible


Find Iridium flares and passes of the ISS space station for Munich.

For more information please consult Heavens Above or Calsky.

See maps of the sky from Skymaps

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