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  Sky Calendar -- February 2022
1 New Moon at 5:48 UT. Start of lunation 1226.
3 Moon near Jupiter at 1h UT (evening sky). Mag. −2.0.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
4 Saturn at conjunction with the Sun at 19h UT. The ringed planet (not visible) passes into the morning sky.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
5 Mars 0.2° from M22 (globular star cluster) at 9h UT (38° from Sun, morning sky). Mags. 1.4 and 5.2.
7 Moon near Uranus (82° from Sun, evening sky) at 21h UT. Occultation visible from Antarctica. Mag. +5.8.
8 First Quarter Moon at 13:51 UT.
9 Moon near the Pleiades at 12h UT (evening sky).
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
9 Venus at its brightest at 14h UT. Mag. −4.7.
Venus (Wikipedia)
10 Moon near Aldebaran at 7h UT (evening sky).
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
11 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 3h UT (distance 404,897 km; angular size 29.5').
12 Moon near M35 star cluster at 5h UT (evening sky).
12 Venus shows greatest illuminated extent (337 square arc seconds) at 22h UT. Mag. −4.6
13 Moon near Castor at 18h UT (evening sky).
14 Moon near Pollux at 0h UT (evening sky).
15 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 at 3h UT (evening sky).
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
16 Full Moon at 16:58 UT.
16 Mercury at greatest elongation west at 21h UT (26° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. 0.0.
16 Moon near Regulus at 22h UT (midnight sky).
Regulus (Wikipedia)
21 Moon near Spica at 0h UT (morning sky).
Spica (Wikipedia)
23 Last Quarter Moon at 22:33 UT.
24 Moon near Antares at 8h UT (morning sky).
Antares (Wikipedia)
26 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 22:39 UT (distance 367,789km; angular size 32.5').
27 Moon near Venus at 7h UT (47° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. −4.6.
Venus (Wikipedia)
27 Moon near Mars at 11h UT (44° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. 1.3.
Mars (Wikipedia)
28 Moon near Mercury at 23h UT (24° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. −0.1.
Mercury (Wikipedia)
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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