Whether you see the moon and Jupiter in your southern or northern sky before sunup will depend on your location on the globe.
The Moon is now half way around the Earth in its orbit. Also find out when is the next full moon.
First quarter moons rise around noon and set around midnight, so they are visible starting in the afternoon hours. CST , 4: The bright star to the lower left of the Moon is Aldebaran , the brightest star in Taurus. Do the following: Antares, the orange heart of the scorpion, is below the Moon at first light tomorrow, far to the right of the bright planet Jupiter.
At the same time each night, watch for the moon to move closer and closer to these two bright stars. The elusive planet will get higher each evening until February 26. Use the nearby moon to test how your telescope alters the view. All the major constellation patterns of winter are along or within this pattern.
The Top Skywatching Events to Look for in 2019. This full moon occurs only 7 hours after perigee, the point in the moon's orbit when it is closest to Earth, making it the largest and brightest full moon, or supermoon, of 2019, and generating high tides globally. Eastern Time. Visually, Mars will decrease in brightness from magnitude 0.
Under dark skies, the clusters are easily visible to the unaided eye. At that time, Venus will exhibit a waxing gibbous more than half illuminated disk.
EarthSky Updates on your cosmos and world. EarthSky Updates on your cosmos and world.If the Moon were replaced with some of our planets
Our basic star maps show the planets and major star patterns or constellations visible in the evening and morning skies this month, without faint background stars.
Tomorrow, it will stand to the upper right of the Moon, with brilliant Venus closer to the left of the Moon. Tweets by earthskyscience.
Looking southeast early evening. It should be a pretty sight. Full Feb. The planet Jupiter huddles below the Moon at first light tomorrow.