February 23rd, 2016
Jupiter is still moving toward its best visibility of the year and although it’s still best seen in the pre-dawn sky, it rises earlier each night and can be observed from mid-evening onwards.
The waning gibbous Moon makes a close pass for observers in the northern hemisphere. This is especially true if you live in North America as Jupiter will appear very close to the Moon in the constellation of Leo. Look for the pair about three hours after sunset as they rise in the east.
Night sky simulations created using Mobile Observatory for Android devices.
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