Portal:Astronomy/Events/February 2012

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All times UT unless otherwise specified.

height=55pxFebruary 2012
Date Time Celestial Object Category Event Mathematical Values Notes
03 February 06:00 Moon Lunar node Moon at descending node Diameter = 30.0 '
Furthest North (22.4)
 
  Venus Constellation Venus enters into the Constellation Pisces    
07 February 21:56 Moon Lunar Phases Full moon Diameter = 30.9 '  
08:00 Mercury Conjunction Mercury at superior conjunction Diameter = 4.8 "  
08 February   Meteoroid Meteor shower Alpha Centaurids peak    
12:00 Saturn Stationary Saturn at western stationary point Diameter = 17.7 "  
10 February   Mercury Constellation Mercury enters into the Constellation Aquarius    
02:00 Venus Conjunction of Planets Venus 0.3º north of Uranus 19 arcminutes  
11 February 18:33 Moon Apsis Moon at perigee Diameter = 32.5 '
Moon-Earth Distance = 367 928 kms
 
13 February   Sun Constellation Sun enters into the Constellation Aquarius    
  Moon Conjunction of Planets with the Moon Saturn 5.9º north of Moon    
14 February 06:00 Mercury Conjunction of Planets Mercury 1.2º south of Neptune    
17:00 Moon Lunar Phases Last Quarter Moon Diameter = 32.2 '  
16 February 08:00 Moon Lunar node Moon at ascending node Diameter = 32.0 '
Furthest South (- 22.3)
 
  Mars Apsis Mars at aphelion Diameter = 13.1 "  
17 February 20:00 Moon Conjunction of Planets with the Moon Pluto 1.5º north of Moon    
19 February 20:00 Neptune Conjunction Neptune at superior conjunction Diameter = 2.2 "  
21 February 18:00 Moon Conjunction of Planets with the Moon Neptune 5.5º south of Moon    
22:37 Moon Lunar Phases New moon Diameter = 30.5 '  
23 February 00:00 Moon Conjunction of Planets with the Moon Mercury 5.6º south of Moon    
24 February 08:00 Moon Conjunction of Planets with the Moon Uranus 5.3º south of Moon    
25 February 19:00 Moon Conjunction of Planets with the Moon Venus 3.1º south of Moon    
27 February 03:00 Moon Conjunction of Planets with the Moon Jupiter 3.8º south of Moon    
14:03 Moon Apsis Moon at apogee Diameter = 29.5 '
Moon-Earth Distance = 404 842 kms
 
  Mercury Constellation Mercury enters into the Constellation Pisces    
29 February   Venus Constellation Venus enters into the Constellation Aries