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Best Night Sky Events for Stargazers in February 2015 (Sky Maps)

Mercury, February 2015

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Mercury is a "morning star," most favorably placed for observers in the Southern Hemisphere. Maximum elongation from the sun is on the 24th.

Venus, February 2015

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Venus is an "evening star" in the southwestern sky just after sunset.

Mars, February 2015

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Mars starts the month in Aquarius, moving into Pisces on the 11th. Mars passes Venus within 0.5 degrees on the 21st. Mars is low in the southwestern sky after sunset.

Jupiter, February 2015

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Jupiter is in opposition to the sun on Feb. 6, shining brightly all night long. It moves from Leo into Cancer on Feb. 4, where it will remain until June.

Saturn, February 2015

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Saturn is just north of Scorpius' "claws," well placed in the morning sky.

Uranus, February 2015

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Uranus is low in the western evening sky, setting in mid-evening.

Neptune, February 2015

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Neptune is in conjunction with the sun on the 26th, not visible this month.

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