This page shows a brief summary of what interesting things we can see in the sky this month.
A more detailed version of 'What's Up' this month is available as a downloadable Word document right at the bottom of this page.
February 11th 2021 - There will be conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the morning.
The Sun - The sun is now past sunspot minimum, spots have been see regularly.
The phases of the Moon are as follows:
Darkest nights for observing will be from the 8th to the 14th February.
Is a low evening object after sunset, best on the 1st then he gets lower.
Is a morning object before sunrise, best on the 1st then she gets lower.
Still dominates the evening sky but sets earlier every day.
A morning object, hard to find in the sunrise, conjunction on the 11th.
Becomes visible at the end of the month below Jupiter.
An evening object still close to Mars, needs binoculars to see.
Low in the West setting about 7pm, difficult to find in twilight.
February 11th - Venus and Jupiter conjunction very early in the morning. Best time to view is about 20 to 30 minutes before sunrise. More information here.
Asteroid 4 Vesta is magnitude 6.9 in Leo so visible all night.
C/2020 S3 Erasmus is magnitude 6.6 in Aquarius but near the Sun.
No showers this month but sporadic ones are always possible .
Good binocular objects this month are :