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USPS Star Calendar for 31 January to 6 February 24 January 2010

Posted by amedalen in February 2010, January 2010.
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1 Feb
A half-hour after moonrise late this evening, look for magnitude 0.7 Saturn 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower left.

2 Feb
Around midnight, look low in the east for Saturn 1 fist-width to the moon’s upper left and Spica the same distance to its lower left.
Today is Groundhog Day and Candlemas, one of four cross-quarter days halfway between the solstices and equinoxes.

3 Feb
Look low in the southwest before dawn to see Saturn a little more than a fist-width to the moon’s upper right and magnitude 1.2 Spica 1 fist-width to its upper left. Magnitude 0.2 Arcturus is high above the moon.

5 Feb
Last-quarter moon
at 2350 UT, 1850 EST

6 Feb
Low in the south before dawn, you’ll find Scorpius to the moon’s left.

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