31 Jan 2016

February Sky Diary US Observers in [Washington]


The phenomena of the month: February 2016. Times are given in UT for Washington (77° 6' 0" W, 38° 54' 0" N, zone R). 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 01  10:05   Close encounter between the Moon and Mars (topocentric dist. center to center = 2.1°)
2016 02 01  22:54   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2016 02 02  09:26   Beginning of occultation of 44-eta Lib (magn. = 5.41)
2016 02 02  10:47   End of occultation of 44-eta Lib (magn. = 5.41)
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  22:46   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
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  00:23   Close encounter between Venus and Pluto (topocentric dist. center to center = 1.1°)
2016 02 07  06:00   GREATEST WESTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (25.5°)
2016 02 08  14:39   NEW MOON
2016 02 09  07:34   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2016 02 09  11:43   Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
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  01:30   Beginning of occultation of 98-mu Psc (magn. = 4.84)
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 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 16  05:54   Beginning of occultation of 77-theta1 Tau (magn. = 3.84)
2016 02 16  06:05   Beginning of occultation of 75 Tau (magn. = 4.96)
2016 02 16  06:08   Beginning of occultation of 78-theta2 Tau (magn. = 3.40)
2016 02 16  06:25   End of occultation of 75 Tau (magn. = 4.96)
2016 02 16  06:29   End of occultation of 78-theta2 Tau (magn. = 3.40)
2016 02 16  06:39   End of occultation of 77-theta1 Tau (magn. = 3.84)
2016 02 16  06:40   Beginning of occultation of HD 28527 (magn. = 4.78)
2016 02 16  07:00   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2016 02 17  05:27   Beginning of occultation of 111 Tau (magn. = 5.00)
2016 02 17  06:26   End of occultation of 111 Tau (magn. = 5.00)
2016 02 19  03:50   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2016 02 19  08:14   Simultaneous transits on Jupiter : two satellites and shadow of one satellite.
2016 02 20  01:09   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2016 02 21  17:00   Mercury at its aphelion (distance to the Sun = 0.46670 AU)
2016 02 22  00:39   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2016 02 22  18:20   FULL MOON
2016 02 24  01:23   Close encounter between the Moon and Jupiter (topocentric dist. center to center = 1.9°)
2016 02 24  04:47   Beginning of occultation of 84-tau Leo (magn. = 4.95)
2016 02 24  06:09   End of occultation of 84-tau Leo (magn. = 4.95)
2016 02 25  09:57   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2016 02 26  09:41   Simultaneous transits on Jupiter : one satellite and shadows of two satellites.
2016 02 26  09:57   Simultaneous transits on Jupiter : two satellites and shadows of two satellites.
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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