The chart shows the whole sky, at the times given at the top left of the chart.
The edge of the chart is the HORIZON, and the ZENITH is at the centre.

This chart is for LATITUDE 54 degrees NORTH, and is produced using 'CYBERSKY' software by Michael Schimpf. Thanks Michael.

FEBRUARY, 2021

 FEBRUARY 2021

 

 

SUMMARY 

The phenomena of the month : FEBRUARY 2021
Times are given for SCARBOROUGH (0° 25' 5" W, 54° 16' 31" N, zone 0 Universal Time).

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

 

2021 02 01 01:29 Beginning of occultation of 3-nu Vir (magn. = 4.04)
2021 02 01 02:36 End of occultation of 3-nu Vir (magn. = 4.04)
2021 02 01 11:18 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 01 12:02 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 02 01 23:03 Opposition of the asteroid 60 Echo with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 1.993 AU; magn. = 10.0)
2021 02 02 15:54 Opposition of the asteroid 18 Melpomene with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.409 AU; magn. = 9.4)
2021 02 03 05:59 Close encounter between the Moon and Spica (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 5.4°)
2021 02 03 20:33 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 370116 km)
2021 02 04 08:06 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 04 18:37 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2021 02 05 09:26 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 02 06 19:44 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 02 06 20:49 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 02 07 04:56 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 08 11:08 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 02 08 14:48 INFERIOR CONJUNCTION of Mercury with the Sun (geoc. dist. centre to centre = 3.6°)
2021 02 09 19:26 Close encounter between the Moon and Pluto (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.4°)
2021 02 10 01:45 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 10 15:21 Close encounter between the Moon and Saturn (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.2°)
2021 02 11 20:06 NEW MOON
2021 02 12 05:37 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 02 12 13:40 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 02 12 22:34 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 13 22:33 Close encounter between the Moon and Neptune (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.4°)
2021 02 14 23:59 Close encounter between Mercury and Jupiter (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.9°)
2021 02 15 19:24 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 17 14:25 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 02 17 20:21 Beginning of occultation of 24-xi Ari (magn. = 5.48)
2021 02 17 20:45 Close encounter between the Moon and Uranus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.3°)
2021 02 17 21:28 End of occultation of 24-xi Ari (magn. = 5.48)
2021 02 18 11:22 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 404467 km)
2021 02 18 14:44 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 02 18 16:13 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 19 02:55 Close encounter between the Moon and Mars (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.1°)
2021 02 19 17:54 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 02 19 18:18 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 02 19 19:47 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2021 02 20 09:00 Venus at its aphelion (distance to the Sun = 0.72824 AU)
2021 02 21 13:02 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 21 21:43 Opposition of the asteroid 29 Amphitrite with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.554 AU; magn. = 9.0)
2021 02 22 23:12 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 02 24 01:41 Close encounter between the Moon and Pollux (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.3°)
2021 02 24 09:52 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 25 03:37 Close encounter between the Moon and M 44 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.6°)
2021 02 25 04:35 End of occultation of 43-gamma Cnc, Asellus Borealis, (magn. = 4.66)
2021 02 26 22:08 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 02 27 06:41 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 27 09:17 FULL MOON
2021 02 28 08:00 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 02 28 18:20 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini



(Using Coelix Software) 

 



 

SELECTED LUNAR OCCULTATIONS VISIBLE FROM SCARBOROUGH UK THIS MONTH.

Source: 'Coelix' software

The angular diameters of the Planets compared.