Thursday 22nd February 2018 – all night
See the Lunar X is a effect in which light and shadow creates the appearance of a letter ‘X’ on the rim of the Blanchinus, La Caille and Purbach craters.
(The X is visible only for a few hours before the first quarter, slightly below the lunar terminator.)
Friday 16th February 2018 – between 5.30pm and 5.45pm
Good opportunity to be seen a very thin crescent Moon which can be hard to spot in twilight skies, fortunately you can guide by the bright planet, Venus.
Thursday 15th February 2018 – all night
New Moon @ 21:06 / 9.06pm
Great time to look out for the constellation of Leo (The Lion).
Wednesday 14th February 2018 (23:00 – Thursday 15th, 1am)
The spectacular view of Messier 44 – The famous Beehive Cluster the constellation of Cancer (The Crab).
Monday 12th February 2018 @ 06:30am
Spotted the Waning Crescent Moon (Moon age: 26.5 days old / Moonlit: 11%) and catch a glimpse of earthshine this morning – this was definitely worth getting up for.
Saturday 10th February 2018 – Sun Pillar
I happened to look out my window and saw beam of orange light shooting straight up into the sky out of the sunrise. It’s a Sun Pillar.
Friday 9th February 2018 from 4am onwards
Close approach of the Moon and Mars.
Wednesday 7th – Saturday 11th February 2018
Moon passes Jupiter and Mars.
Saturday 3rd February 2018
Ceres is at opposition.