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In the Sky This Month - February2021- by Rick Wagner

Kingston Skies February 2021 - compiled by Rick Wagner
Date Time (EST) Event In the Sky
02 Feb – asteroid 18 Melpomene (mag 9.4) at opposition
04 Feb – Last quarter Moon
06 Feb – Saturn 0.4ºabove Venus very low in the SErn sky just before sunrise.
11 Feb – Jupiter 0.5º N of Venus very low in the SErn sky just before sunrise.
11 Feb – New Moon 14:05EST
19 Feb - First quarter Moon
22 Feb – asteroid 29 Amphitrite (mag 9.1) at opposition
25 Feb – Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury together in ESE before sunrise for the next few days.
27 Feb - Full Moon 03:17EST
28 Feb – bright Mars passes several degrees south of the Pleiades star cluster. Mars makes a very photogenic pass between the Pleiades and the Hyades clusters over the ~10 days.

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