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Friday, 25 January 2013

Astronomical phenomena February 2013

Here is how the Astronomy calendar of February 2013 looks like:


10 february 2013 - New Moon. Moon will be between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase takes place at 7:20 p.m.


15 february 2013 - Asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass by Earth at an altitude of 27.000 km.

16 february 2013 Mercury at the highest elongation: 18.1 ° E la at 23:00.

17 february 2013 Mercury at the perihelion. Mercury reaches its closest point to the Sun from 05:00.

19 february 2013 - The Moon at Apogee at 08:30 Moon reaches apogee, the farthest point from Earth: 404,475 km from Earth.


21 february 2013 - Venus at the Aphelion . Venus reaches the farthest point from the Sun at 05:00.


21 february 2013 - Neptun-Sun Conjunction at 09:00.



25 february 2013 - Full Moon. Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 20:26.

06 march 2013 - Moon at the Perigee at 2:20 Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth: 369,954 km from Earth.


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