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Best Night Sky Events of February 2016 (Stargazing Maps)

Mars, February 2016

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Mars, in the morning sky, will be in Libra all month. Its tiny disk grows from 7 to 9 arc seconds during the month, as it moves towards opposition on May 22. Observers with good telescopes should begin to see some of the dark markings on Mars' surface this month.

Jupiter, February 2016

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Jupiter is now rising around 9 p.m. and shines brightly in Leo the rest of the night.

Saturn, February 2016

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Saturn is well placed in Ophiuchus in the morning sky. Its rings are now spread widely, making it a beautiful sight in a small telescope.

Uranus, February 2016

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Uranus sets in the west in mid-evening.

Neptune, February 2016

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Neptune is in conjunction with the sun on 28th, making it too close to the sun to be observed all month.

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