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 is a quiet month but there is a planetary conjunction on the 15th February.
The sun is now approaching sunspot maximum, whereby spots can be been seen regularly.
The phases of the Moon are as follows:
Darkest nights for observing will be from the 16th to the 24th of February.
Mercury was recently at Solar Conjunction so is not available currently.
Venus is a bright object (mag -3.9) in the sunset, it gets higher at the end of the month.
Mars is visible in Taurus. It fades from magnitude -0.3 to magnitude +0.4.
Jupiter is magnitude -0.2 in Pisces and getting lower each night .
Saturn is moving closer to the sunset and becoming more difficult to see.
Uranus is an evening object, the highest of the planets so best for observing.
Neptune is a difficult evening object conjoining with Venus on the 15th after 6:00 pm.
Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF should become bright enough to see with the naked eye early this month.
No showers this month but sporadics are always possible.
With a Telescope:
The Sky at night - there are no upcoming programmes till April. But, here are all the past episodes that are available to watch, in case you missed any: BBC4 The Sky At Night
The ISS is an evening object till the 4th then a morning object after the 16th of February.