Sky Calendar, February and March 1994

For avid sky watchers, the sky calendar in February and March 1994 offered good opportunities to see Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter.

| February/March 1994

  • 142 sky calendar - early february
    On the sky calendar in early February, Mercury and Saturn are visible low on the horizon at dusk about 45 minutes after sunset.
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  • 142 sky calendar - february venus dusk
    Look for Venus low on the horizon at dusk on February 26th.
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  • 142 sky calendar - february new moon
    In February the new moon appears on the 10th.
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  • 142 sky calendar - march full moon
    March's full moon (the "Worm Moon" or "Crow Moon") falls on the 27th.
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  • 142 sky calendar - march 5
    Look for Jupiter at dawn, 45 minutes before sunrise, on March 5.
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  • 142 sky calendar - march mercury
    With the moon waxing, you can See Mercury at dawn on March 8th, 9th, and 10th. 
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  • 142 sky calendar - late february
    Delta, gamma, and epsilon are visible at night late in February.
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  • 142 sky calendar - march 28
    On March 28th, Jupiter is visible at night.
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  • 142 sky calendar - early february
  • 142 sky calendar - february venus dusk
  • 142 sky calendar - february new moon
  • 142 sky calendar - march full moon
  • 142 sky calendar - march 5
  • 142 sky calendar - march mercury
  • 142 sky calendar - late february
  • 142 sky calendar - march 28

The "Sky Calendar" includes a number of worthy sights in February and March 1994. The planet Mars is not well placed for observation (although it is paired closely with Saturn on March 14). Early in February you have some good opportunities to view Mercury and Saturn low on the horizon at dusk, and at dawn in early to mid-March Mercury is visible again. Late in February you can see Delta, Gama, and Epsilon at night. Jupiter is visible at night late in March.  Sky watchers who want the schedule of full moons should consult the "Almanac Table." It mentions several by their wonderfully evocative names.


Almanac for February and March 1994

February 1994 

1 Mercury, Saturn conjunction.
2 Candlemas; Groundhog Day.
3 Last Quarter Moon, 3:06 Am.
4 Mercury at greatest eastern elongation in evening sky.
5 Halfway point of winter.
10 New Moon, 9:30 A.M.; Chinese New Year 4692 (Year of the Dog).
12 Lincoln's Birthday.
14 St. Valentine's Day.
15 Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras).
16 Ash Wednesday (Lent begins and continues until Easter, which is April 3 this year); Sun enters constellation Aquarius.
18 First Quarter Moon, 12:47 p.m.; Sun enters astrological sign Pisces.
21 President's Day.
22 Washington's Birthday.
25 Full Moon (Snow Moon or Hurler Moon), 8:15 PM.

March 1994

4 Last Quarter Moon, 11:53 A.M.
11 Sun eaters the constellation Pisces.
12 New Moon, 3:05 Am.; very low in the west, ultra thin "young" moon, 16 hours past New Moon at sunset on the East Coast.
13 Mothering Sunday (4th Sunday in Lent, a brief lessening of Lent in which boys can go back to visit their mothers).
14 Mars-Saturn conjunction.
17 St. Patrick's Day.
18 Mercury at greatest western elongation in dawn sky but not very high in U.S.
19 The swallows return to San Juan Capistrano.
20 Vernal Equinox 8:28 P.m.; First Quarter Moon, 7:14 Am.; Sun embers astrological sir Aries let the equinox).
22 Indian (Sake) New Year 1916.
24 Mercury, Saturn conjunction.
25 Feast of the Annunciation, or Lady Day (The angel Gabriel tells Mary she will give birth to Jesus.)
27 Palm Sunday; Passover; Full Moon (Worm Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, or Sap Moon), 6:09 Am.
29 Moon rises in south-southeast, directly below Jupiter, several hours after sunset






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