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What’s Up for February?

What’s Up for February? Look to the night sky for a brighter Venus, Comet 45P, asteroid Vesta and more. 

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Tonight, you can see Venus along with a crescent moon, Mars and Uranus just after sunset. No binoculars needed! 

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While there are no meteor showers this month, behold the zodiacal light!

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This phenomenon is caused when sunlight reflects off dust particles in the plane of our solar system. Use Venus and Mars as a cone-shaped guide on the western horizon in late February and March.

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Comet 45P will be visible using binoculars and telescope and will make its closest approach to Earth on February 11.

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Finally, bright asteroid Vesta can be found in the constellation Pisces.

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