||Last Quarter Moon at 10:54am EST
||A wide waning crescent Moon appears above and between Mars and Jupiter in the S sky at dawn.
||Saturn and a waning crescent Moon form a close pair in the morning sky. Look SE an hour before sunrise.
||New Moon at 4:05pm EST
||Mercury in superior conjunction
||First Quarter Moon at 3:09am EST.
is at superior conjunction on the 17th and is not readily visible this month.
reappears in the evening sky and may be glimpsed very low in the WSW sky
shortly after sunset at month’s end.
rises from 2:30 on Feb 1 to 2:00am on the 28th. Compare its color and brightness
with the nearby 1st magnitude star Antares (“Rival of Mars”).
, in Libra, rises around 2:00am on the 1st and around midnight at month’s end. It
appears high in the S before sunrise.
is visible low in the SE in Sagittarius an hour before sunrise.