Sky this month – February 2015

Here is a list of astronomical events for given month. Location dependent events listed here are visible from central Europe.

FEBRUARY 2015:

1 – Occultation of bright star λ Gem (magnitude +3.6) by Moon at ~20:40 UT, depending on the location of the observer – detailed info.

1 – Conjunction of planets Venus and Neptune. At 17UT they are separated less than one degrees.

8 – Jupiter reaches opposition at 18UT.

21 – Occultation of planet Uranus by Moon at ~22:50 UT, depending on the location of the observer – detailed info (visible in Canada and USA).

22 – Conjunction of planets Mars and Venus. At 5UT they are separated less than half a degrees (0.4°).

24 – Mercury reaches greatest morning elongation at 26.7 degrees west of the Sun at 19:00 UT.

26 – Uranus at solar conjunction at 5UT (not observable).

 
 
RECENT STELLAR EVENTS::

Nova Sagittarii 2015 or PNV J18142514-2554343 Nova in constellation Sagittarius.

Nova Scorpii 2015 or PNV J17032620-3504140 Nova in constellation Scorpius.