Planet party this week: Venus & Mars in the sky

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – This week and weekend can be huge for astronomy lovers! We get to see two planets proper subsequent to one another and a full moon as we head into the weekend. You’ll should rise up early to catch Venus and Mars within the japanese sky – even up earlier than dawn!


Every morning by means of this Sunday, February 25, Venus and Mars will grace our japanese night time/pre-sunrise sky. Actually, their 1-degree spacing distinction will make them look like they’re proper on prime of one another. The one morning we gained’t be capable of see them can be Friday attributable to a chilly entrance arriving with clouds and rain.

Look in direction of the east, simply above the horizon, to search out the planets. Once more that is proper earlier than dawn within the daybreak hours. Venus and Mars will each rise simply after 5:40 am. You’ll have about 1 hour to see each planets earlier than the dawn mild dims the planet’s brightness. Dawn by means of the tip of the week can be proper round 7 am.

February Full Moon

February’s full moon can even be excessive within the sky this weekend. The total moon reaches its peak within the night of Saturday, February 25. This full moon is named the Micro Snow moon. Every February full moon is the snow moon due to the common quantity of snow that happens throughout this month as it’s our snowiest month.

As for the Micro a part of the identify… The moon’s orbit throughout this full moon will take it to its farthest distance from us. That is referred to as its apogee. This causes it to seem barely smaller than different full moons or when it’s closest to us in its orbit (perigee) referred to as tremendous moons.


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