Earthshine Returns to the Evening Sky

 

February 11th, 2016

Last month, on the 12th, the waxing crescent Moon was moving through Aquarius in the evening sky. A faint constellation, there were no bright stars to illuminate the twilight and unfortunately this month’s moon doesn’t fare any better as it passes through Pisces.

That being said, this is still an excellent opportunity to see Earthshine and the Moon might help to spot some of the fainter stars of Pisces.

Adapted from 2016: The Night Sky Sights (available in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom) and 2016: An Astronomical Year (available in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.)

 

All Astronomical Events for February 11th, 2016

Good opportunity to see Earthshine on the waxing crescent Moon. (Evening sky. See details above.)

Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are visible with the naked eye.

All times are in Universal Time (UTC). To convert the time to your timezone, click here. Night sky simulations created using Mobile Observatory for Android devices.

2016 An Astronomical Year Paperback Cover 2016 The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019 Kindle Cover - Deep Sky Observer's Guide

Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope

2016: An Astronomical Year 2016: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) The Deep Sky Observer’s Guide

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