31 Jan 2016

February Sky Diary for observers in [Adelaide] Australia

For observers living in the southern hemisphere.
 
The phenomena of the month : February 2016.
Times are given in UT for Adelaide (138° 36' 0" E, 34° 56' 0" S, zone i). Click on the graphics to enlarge.



















Date        Hour    Description of the phenomenon

yyyy mm dd  hh:mm  
2016 02 01  03:28   LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2016 02 02  13:32   Opposition of the asteroid 654 Zelinda with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 1.766 AU; magn. = 10.1)
2016 02 03  19:27   Close encounter between the Moon and Saturn (topocentric dist. center to center = 3.9°)
2016 02 05  08:36   Opposition of the asteroid 40 Harmonia with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.337 AU; magn. = 9.7)
2016 02 06  00:20   Close encounter between Venus and Pluto (topocentric dist. center to center = 1.1°)
2016 02 06  19:04   End of occultation of 54 Sgr (magn. = 5.30)
2016 02 07  06:00   GREATEST WESTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (25.5°)
2016 02 08  14:39   NEW MOON
2016 02 08  14:49   Meteor shower : Alpha Centaurids (6 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 25.0 days)
2016 02 09  16:44   Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2016 02 10  17:59   Opposition of the asteroid 97 Klotho with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.321 AU; magn. = 10.4)
2016 02 11  02:42   Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 364360 km)
2016 02 13  04:20   Opposition of the asteroid 52 Europa with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.799 AU; magn. = 10.0)
2016 02 13  10:11   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2016 02 15  07:46   FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2016 02 15  11:33   Opposition of the asteroid 5 Astraea with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.083 AU; magn. = 8.7)
2016 02 19  15:51   Beginning of occultation of 74 Gem (magn. = 5.04)
2016 02 19  16:46   End of occultation of 74 Gem (magn. = 5.04)
2016 02 21  17:00   Mercury at its aphelion (distance to the Sun = 0.46670 AU)
2016 02 22  11:03   Close encounter between the Moon and Regulus (topocentric dist. center to center = 1.7°)
2016 02 22  11:59   Beginning of occultation of 31 Leo (magn. = 4.39)
2016 02 22  12:24   End of occultation of 31 Leo (magn. = 4.39)
2016 02 22  18:20   FULL MOON
2016 02 23  15:07   Beginning of occultation of 59 Leo (magn. = 4.98)
2016 02 23  16:34   End of occultation of 59 Leo (magn. = 4.98)
2016 02 23  20:11   Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2016 02 24  18:18   Beginning of occultation of 5-beta Vir, Zavijava, (magn. = 3.59)
2016 02 24  19:06   End of occultation of 5-beta Vir, Zavijava, (magn. = 3.59)
2016 02 27  03:28   Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 405383 km)
2016 02 28  15:48   CONJUNCTION between Neptune and the Sun (geoc. dist. center to center = 0.8°)
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