1 Feb Low in the south before dawn, the moon and Mars are separated by 1 finger-width.
2 Feb This morning the moon lies between Mars, 1½ fist-widths to the right, and Saturn, about the same distance to the lower left. Antares is 3 or 4 finger-widths to Saturn’s lower right.
3 Feb Saturn is 2 finger-widths below the moon.
6 Feb Mercury is 1 finger-width below the moon. Venus is a little more than 2 finger-widths to the moon’s right.
7 Feb Mercury is at its greatest elongation, 25.6 degrees west of the sun, low in the east before first light.
11 Feb This evening the moon lies between Alpheratz, 2½ fist-widths to the upper right, and Deneb Kaitos, 2 fist-widths to the lower left.
13 Feb Hamal is 1½ fist-widths to the moon’s upper right tonight.
15 Feb The first-quarter moon is high in the south at dusk. The Pleiades Cluster is 1 fist-width to the moon’s right or upper right, Aldebaran is 2 finger-widths to the upper left, and Orion is 2 fist-widths to the lower left.
17 Feb High in the south at dusk, Betelgeuse, the brightest star in Orion, is 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower right, and the Gemini Twins are 2 fist-widths to the left.
18 Feb The bright star 1½ fist-widths below the moon this evening is Procyon, in the constellation Canis Minor, the Little Dog.
19 Feb Procyon is to the moon’s lower right this evening and the Gemini Twins are to the upper left.
20 Feb The moon lies between Procyon, 2 fist-widths to the upper right, and Regulus, 1½ fist-widths to the lower left. The Big Dipper stands on its handle, far to the left.
21 Feb Regulus is 2 finger-widths to the moon’s lower left this evening.
22 Feb February’s full moon lies between Regulus, 4 finger-widths above, and Jupiter, 1 fist-width to the lower left. Wait an hour after dusk to get a good view.
23 Feb Separated by 1 finger-width, Jupiter and the moon are high in the southwest by midnight.
24 Feb Late tonight in the west, the bright star 2 fist-widths to the moon’s lower left is Spica. Jupiter is 1½ fist-widths to the moon’s upper right.
27 Feb Spica is 4 finger-widths to the moon’s lower right, low in the south before first light.
28 Feb This morning the moon lies between Spica, 2 fist-widths to the lower right, and Mars, 1½ fist-widths to the left.
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