Friday, February 2, 2024

February cosmic events to watch for: "Snow moon," "kiss" between Jupiter and the Moon, and more

 February's celestial events include: Some of the stunning sights you can see during the month are listed here.

Now that January is over, we are in February, the shortest month of the year. Here are some of the celestial events to look forward to during the month, including Jupiter, the "snow moon," and the Moon "kissing" the day after Valentine's Day.

The new moon on February 9

While the other passages on the rundown are about things that you can find in the night sky during the month, this has more to do with what you can't see. The Moon will enter its "new" stage on February 9, implying that the side confronting the Earth won't be enlightened by the Sun. During a new moon, you won't be able to see the Moon itself, but you will be able to see other things better.

Once every four weeks, the Moon circles the Earth. This causes its four stages — the new moon, the primary quarter, the full moon and the last quarter. Furthermore, this rehashed once every 29.5 days by and large. This movement additionally makes the moon travel around 12-degrees overhead over time one night to another, making it rise and set just about an hour after the fact every day.

The new moon stage is the best chance to search for other heavenly items in the night sky like the Smooth Way and star groupings. This is on the grounds that the light from those far off items can contact us and be distinguished a lot more straightforward without the enormously brilliant moon in the forefront. On the off chance that you can find a disconnected spot absent a lot of light contamination, the evening of February 9 is truly outstanding to go stargazing.

After Valentine's Day, Jupiter and the Moon will appear to "kiss" Jupiter and Mars will appear to "kiss" in the night sky on February 14th. Valentine's Day will be hot not only for humans on Earth. On February 25, Jupiter and the Moon will pass within 3 degrees of one another from our vantage point, around 11.35 p.m. IST. Watching from New Delhi, the two heavenly bodies will be in the Eastern piece of the sky, as per Overhead.

Venus and Mars get in on the activity

On the off chance that Jupiter and the Moon can kiss, for what reason can't Venus and Mars? According to In the Sky, the two planets, named after the Roman god of war and love, will come very close to each other on February 22 at 3.16 PM IST. Since they reach their highest point in the sky during the day and will be just slightly above the horizon when dawn breaks, unfortunately, the pair will not be visible to Indian viewers.

The Snow moon

The full moon in February is known as the Snow Moon since there will be snow on the ground, as per Time and Date. A few Local American clans likewise call it the Yearning Moon while others call it the Tempest Moon. The current month's full moon will be at its full wonder at 4.30 AM IST on February 24.

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