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Bruce McClure

Moon in Taurus February 22 and 23

Tonight and tomorrow night, let the moon show you the constellation Taurus the Bull on the great dome of sky. How to recognize the Bull’s 2 most prominent features, here.

Moon and Aries on February 21

Tonight – February 21, 2018 – watch the waxing crescent moon light up the evening sky as it dances along the southern boundary of the constellation Aries the Ram.

Peek at moon’s far side on February 20

Of course, the far side of the moon stays hidden from Earth, for the most part. But lunar libration brings a bit of the usually-hidden western limb of the moon into view tonight.

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.