Current Night Sky: February 2018

There is a partial solar eclipse on February 15. The partially covered Sun will be visible only from South America, the South Atlantic, and Antarctica.

The Moon & Planets: 
Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter
Mars and Antares
Evening Planets (after sunset): 
  • Mercury, W
  • Venus, W
  • Neptune, W
  • Uranus, SW
Morning Planets (before sunrise): 
  • Jupiter, S
  • Mars, S
  • Saturn, SE

There are no comets brighter than magnitude 8 visible this month.


There are no meteor showers in February.

Phases of the Moon: 
Last Quarter Moon February 7 10:54 am EST
New Moon February 15 4:05 pm EST
First Quarter Moon February 23 3:09 am EST

Text, graphics, and animations by John Sheff. Graphics courtesy of Starry Night(©) Pro Plus 7 / Imaginova(©) Corp. Starry Night images are used with permission from Imaginova Corp. Starry Night is a registered trademark of Imaginova Corp. Star charts generated by Starry Night Pro Plus 7 © Imaginova Corp. All rights reserved.