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Bruce McClure

Moon and Uranus February 19 and 20

The waxing crescent moon and the planet Uranus are in front of the constellation Pisces the Fishes.

Young moon and Venus February 16 to 18

This weekend is a wonderful time to start looking for Venus after sunset. Seeing Venus is a challenge now, but the moon will point the way.

Arc to Arcturus, the springtime star

Before going to bed tonight, locate the Big Dipper in your northern sky, and then follow the arc in the Dipper’s handle to find yellow-orange star Arcturus.

Partial solar eclipse on February 15

The new moon will take a bite out of the solar disk to stage a partial eclipse of the sun on February 15, 2018.

Moon closest to Saturn before sunup February 11

Saturn is the most distant and slowest-moving world that you can easily see with the unaided eye. Let the moon show it to you Sunday morning.

Moon and planets before sunup February 9 to 11

Now the moon has moved in the predawn sky. You’ll find it moving past the planet Mars – toward Saturn – on the mornings of February 9 to 11, 2018.

Moon and planets before sunup February 7 to 9

Over the next several mornings – February 7 to 9, 2018 – you’ll find the moon moving past the planets Mars and Jupiter.

When is the next Blue Moon?

Blue-colored moons are rare. But folklore has defined 2 other sorts of Blue Moons, which are more commonly seen. The next one will be March 31, 2018.

When is the next supermoon?

We’ve just passed a series of 3 full supermoons. The next supermoons of 2018 will be the new moons of June, July and August.

These 2 stars in Scorpius are harbingers of spring

Go ahead. Treat yourself to something beautiful, and hopeful: a glimpse of 2 stars that represented a Pawnee version of Groundhog Day.