February Astronomy

February Astronomy

February 3, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Orion dominates our February evenings, striding mid-way up from the southern horizon by 8 o’clock, accompanied by the brightest star in our night skies, Sirius, below and left of Orion, marking the nose of the Great Dog. High in the south, Taurus, the Bull charges at Orion, as the Big Dipper begins to lift higher into the northeast. Venus does its best to steal Orion’s spotlight with a dazzling appearance in the southwest, while a trio of planets, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, return to the morning skies, encountering the waning Crescent Moon.

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