Storm Team 11 Starwatch: Monday, February 12th - Sunday, February 18th 2018

Take a look at the events happening in the sky this week!

Happy Monday!

Welcome to the 13th edition of StormTeam11 Starwatch! This is a blog that will be posted weekly that will list events happening in the sky this week!


 

Monday, February 12h – Sunday, February 18th 2018

This week the planets Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter will be seen in the southeast sky just before sunrise. Mars will pass 5 degrees above the red giant star Antares in the constellation Scorpius this week with bright Jupiter to its upper right and Saturn to its lower left. The image below is for the morning of February 12th.

You will be able to see this at about 6:30 am on Monday, February 12th looking to the southeast.

 

Thursday, February 15th 2018:

This week there will be a partial solar eclipse, but it will not be visible in our area. Those in Antarctica and far south in South America will have the opportunity to see this event.

The image below shows where this eclipse will be visible.

 

 

Additionally, this evening will be the New Moon. The New Moon will not be visible.


 


 

Image Courtesy ofhttp://tycho.usno.navy.mil/vphase.html


 

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to Adam Thanz from Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium and Dr. Gary Henson from ETSU for this information. Additionally, the following sites have been used:


 

https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEplot/SEplot2001/SE2018Feb15P.GIF

http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/vphase.html


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