2016 is full of surprises for observers worldwide. A lot of events will take place this year from occultations to eclipses.
Take your binoculars or telescope from the closet, because surely, in 2016 you will not have too many pauses between the events that will unfold in the sky.
Astronomical Calendar February 2015 astronomical events.
►01 February 2016 - the last quarter The moon. at 5:28.
►07 February 2016 - Mercury at greatest elongation at: 25.6 ° W, 03:00.
►08 February 2016 - Comet 50P / Arend reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It has a 8.25-year orbit. Its return was seen 8 times.
►08 February 2016 - New Moon. The moon will be directly between the Earth and Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 16:39.
►11 February 2016 - The moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth (364358 km from Earth) at 4:42.
►15 February 2016 - the first quarter The moon. at 9:46.
►16 February 2016 - Aldebaran 0.3 ° S from the Moon at 9:41.
►21 February 2016 - Mercury at aphelion. The planet will be at its farthest point from the Sun at 19:00.
►22 February 2016 - Full Moon. Earth will be between the Sun and Moon, and therefore, the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 20:20.
►27 February 2016 - Comet 147 P / Kushida Muramatsu reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It has a 7.42-year orbit. Its return was observed 3 times.
►27 February 2016 - Moon at apogee. The moon reaches the furthest point from the Earth (405383 km from Earth) at 5:28.
-Perihelion-position in the orbit of a planet closest to the Sun.
-Aphelion - position in the orbit of a planet farthest from the Sun.
-Perigee - the position of the Moon closest to Earth.
-Apogee - the position of the Moon farthest to Earth.
-Inferior Conjunction - Mercury or Venus passing between the Earth and Sun.
-Superior Conjunction - Mercury or Venus passes on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth.
-Greatest elongation - elongation is the angle between the Sun and a planet as seen from Earth, during eastern elongation (E), the planet appears as an evening star, during western elongation (W), the planet appears as a morning star.
-Opposition - position in the orbit of a planet when opposites the Sun as seen from Earth.
-Conjunction - position in the orbit of a planet when appears closer to the Sun as seen from Earth.
-Occultation - Moon occults or eclipses a star or a planet.
-Ascending Node - the point where a planet passes from the southern to the northern part of its orbit.
-Descending Node - the point where a planet passes from the northern to the southern side of its
Astronomical phenomena January 2016.