February Moon & Planet data for 2017


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during February. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

February 1 Mars 2.2 degrees north of the Moon
February 2 Uranus 3.3 degrees north of the Moon
February 4 Moon first quarter
February 5 Aldebaran 0.3 degrees south of the Moon Occn
February 6 Moon at perigee
February 6 Jupiter stationary
February 7 Moon northern most declination (18.9 degrees)
February 11 Moon full Eclipse
February 11 Regulus 0.8 degrees north of the Moon Occn
February 15 Jupiter 2.6 degrees south of the Moon
February 18 Moon last quarter
February 18 Moon at apogee
February 20 Saturn 3.6 degrees south of the Moon
February 21 Moon southern most declination (-18.8 degrees)
February 22 Pluto 2.8 degrees south of the Moon
February 26 Mercury 2.4 degrees south of the Moon
February 26 Moon new Eclipse
February 26 Neptune 0.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
February 27 Mars 0.6 degrees north of Uranus
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth