Moon northwest of Saturn, morning of Monday, Feb. 20;
following morning to the left of Saturn and above Sagittarius.
Venus, visible in bright evening twilight, dominates
Venus at maximum brightness, Friday, Feb. 17
Mars, east of Venus, sets at 9:30 PM
Saturn rises about as Jupiter transits the meridian, 4 AM at start of session, 3
AM at end.
Jupiter north of Spica, Thurs., Feb. 23.
In mid-evening, Orion, with
his prominent 3-star belt, falls near the meridian to the south,
while the constellations of
autumn, including the Andromeda group, flee to the northwest, though
bright Perseus still rides high.
Below Orion find box-like Lepus, the Hare, while directly above him is Auriga, the Charioteer, with
bright Capella, which is the
most northerly first magnitude star, just barely beating Deneb in summer's Cygnus for the honor.