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USPS Star Calendar for 27 February to 5 March 20 February 2011

Posted by amedalen in February 2011, March 2011.
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28 Feb    Low in the southeast before dawn, brilliant Venus is 2 to 3 finger-widths to the moon’s lower left. Less than one-fourth of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

1 Mar     A thin sliver of moon can be seen to the lower left of Venus just before dawn.

2 Mar     You will need a clear view of the eastern horizon to see the waning crescent moon at first light. Venus is 1½ fist-widths to the moon’s upper right.

4 Mar     New moon at 2046 UT

5 Mar     If you have a clear view of the western horizon, test your binocular skills tonight. As the sun dips from view, try to spot Mercury and the thin waxing crescent moon 3 finger-widths to its upper right. You won’t have much time, because Mercury sets only 20 minutes after the sun.


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