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Sky Chart For The Month of February, 2019

 

 

ASTRONOMICAL BULLETIN FOR FEBRUARY 2019

 

The Moon

New moon occurs on 5th at h. 2-34 I.S.T.

First Quarter occurs on 13th at h. 3-56 I.S.T.

Full Moon occurs on 19th at h. 21-24 I.S.T. 

Last Quarter occurs on 26th at h. 16-58 I.S.T. 

 

The Lunar Crescent becomes first visible after the New Moon day in the evening of 6th.

The Moon is at Apogee or farthest from the Earth on 5th and at Perigee or nearest to the Earth on 19th.

The Moon passes about ½º north of Saturn on 2nd, about ½º south of Mercury on 5th, about 3º south of Neptune on 7th, about 6º south of Mars in the evening of 10th, about 5º south of Uranus on 10th and about 2½º north of Jupiter on 27th.

 

The Planets

Visibility of Planets:

Mercury: The planet is too close to the Sun to be visible upto 11th of the month. Thereafter it sets about 1 hour to 1½ hours after sunset for the remaining days of the month. The planet is at perihelion or nearest to the Sun in its orbit on 25th. The planet is in Greatest Eastern Elongation of about 18° from the Sun on 27th.

Venus: The planet rises after local midnight throughout the month. It rises about 3 hours to 3½ hours after it during the period.

Mars: The planet sets before local midnight throughout the month. It sets about 1½ hours to 2 hours before it during the period.

Jupiter: The planet rises about 2½ hours to 2 hours after local midnight upto second quarter of the month, about 2 hours to 1½ hours after it upto third quarter of the month and about 1½ hours to 1 hour after it for the remaining days of the month.

Saturn:  The planet rises about 1½ hours to 2 hours before sunrise upto first quarter of the month, about 2 hours to 2½ hours before it upto third quarter of the month and about 2½ hours to 3 hours before it for the remaining days of the month.

Uranus:  The planet sets about 1 hour to 1½ hours before local midnight upto first quarter of the month, about 1½ hours to 2 hours before it upto second quarter of the month, about 2 hours to 2½ hours before it upto third quarter of the month and about 2½ hours to 3 hours before it for the remaining days of the month.

Neptune:  The planet sets about 2½ hours to 2 hours after sunset upto first quarter of the month, about 2 hours to 1½ hours after it upto second quarter of the month, about 1½ hours to 1 hour after it upto third quarter of the month and about 1 hour to ½ hour after it for the remaining days of the month.

 

Conjunction of Planets

Mars passes passes about 1° north of Uranus on 14th.

Venus passes about 1° north of Saturn on 18th.

Mercury passes about 1° north of Neptune on 19th.

 

Planets

                       Planets in Zodiacal Constellation

Magnitude

Mercury (Budha)

Moves from Capricornus (Makara) to Aquarius (Kumbha) on 7th.

Moves from Aquarius (Kumbha) to Pisces (Mina) on 25th.

-1.5 to 0.0


Venus (Sukra)

Moves from Sagittarius (Dhanus) to Capricornus (Makara) on 24th.

-4.3 to -4.1

Mars (Mangala)

Moves from Pisces (Mina) to Aries (Mesha) on 5th.

+0.8 to +1.1

Jupiter (Brihaspati)

Remains in Scorpion (Vrischika). 

--1.9 to -2.0

Saturn (Sani)

Remains in Sagittarius (Dhanus).

+0.6

Uranus

Remains in Aries (Mesha).

+6.0

Neptune

Remains in Aquarius (Kumbha).

+8.0


 

Source : : Director

Positional Astronomy Centre

India Meteorological Department

Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 091.