February Moon & Planet data for 2018


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during February. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

February 1 Regulus 0.9 degrees south of the Moon Occn
February 7 Moon last quarter
February 7 Jupiter 4.1 degrees south of the Moon
February 9 Mars 4.3 degrees south of the Moon
February 11 Moon at apogee
February 11 Saturn 2.5 degrees south of the Moon
February 11 Mars 5.1 degrees north of Antares
February 11 Moon southern most declination (-20.0 degrees)
February 12 Pluto 1.8 degrees south of the Moon
February 15 Mercury 1.0 degrees south of the Moon Occn
February 15 Moon new Eclipse
February 16 Venus 0.5 degrees north of the Moon Occn
February 17 Neptune 1.6 degrees north of the Moon
February 17 Mercury superior conjunction
February 20 Uranus 4.4 degrees north of the Moon
February 21 Venus 0.5 degrees south of Neptune
February 23 Moon first quarter
February 23 Aldebaran 0.7 degrees south of the Moon Occn
February 25 Mercury 0.4 degrees south of Neptune
February 25 Moon northern most declination (20.1 degrees)
February 27 Moon at perigee
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • superior conjunction: Conjunction where the Sun is between the Earth another solar system object