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Astronomical events in February, and don’t miss the passage of the comet that visits Earth every 50,000 years

The February calendar of astronomical events brings with it the passage of a comet that can be seen once every 50,000 years. One of these events will accompany the lovers on their day. The fact that February is the shortest month of the year does not mean that it is the least interesting; since in this 2023, this month will be one of the best for the astronomical observation.

Get your luggage and telescope ready because these are the astronomical events that you cannot miss in February 2023.

The month begins with a great astronomical event: the passage of comet C/2022 E3 or better known as Comet C. This comet passes through the planet every 50 thousand years; Apparently it happened in the time of the neanderthals, during the Upper Paleolithic or Old Stone Age.

The event can be seen on Thursday, February 2, when it is at the closest point to Earth. The best time to see it will be after midnight or in the early hours of dawn. No additional elements are required to view it.

snow moon

Subsequently, the February 5th there will be a full moon known as the Snow Moon. It is known as snow moon due to the low temperatures and snowfall that occur in the northern hemisphere. The Snow Moon will be seen with the naked eye.

planetary conjunctions

  • Saturday February 11: Conjunction of Mercury and Pluto
  • Wednesday February 15: Conjunction of Venus and Neptune
  • Saturday February 18: Conjunction of Moon and Mercury
  • Wednesday February 22: Conjunction of Moon and Venus
  • Wednesday February 22: Conjunction of Moon and Jupiter
  • Tuesday February 28: Conjunction of Moon and Mars. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso


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