On Saturday, February 25, libration will shift Mare Crisium farther from the Moon’s edge. On the same evening, look closely for two dark patches positioned between Mare Crisium and the Moon’s edge.
The Sky Today
Where’s Mars tonight? Is going to be a Venus a morning star tomorrow? How about Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury — and where’s the Moon? When’s the next meteor shower?
Every week, SkyNews publishes a list of key events in the Canadian sky in This Week’s Sky. This series gives you all the latest news in Solar System movements, including where the planets are in our sky and Moon phases. From eclipses and meteor showers, This Week’s Sky keeps you updated on the best in upcoming astronomical highlights.
Weather permitting, take a look at the spectacular Orion Nebula on Feb. 17, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Keep an eye on Comet E3 ZTF this week, while also looking for the zodiacal light and the stars of Orion’s Belt.
The long-period comet designated C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is predicted to become bright enough to be seen by Northern Hemisphere skywatchers on February 1.
The Moon takes centre stage this week — joining the Venus-Saturn conjunction, passing Neptune and Vesta, sharing a view with Jupiter and Juno, and shining close to Uranus.
Every week, SkyNews publishes a list of key events in the Canadian sky in This Week’s Sky.
Keep an eye out for a collection of about 100 young, massive hot B- and A-class stars around bright star Mirfak on January 10.
On January 4, 2023, the Earth will reach perihelion, its minimum distance from the Sun for the year.
On the evening of Dec. 27, 2022, observers at mid-northern latitudes with unobstructed views to the southwest can observe the waxing crescent Moon and all of the planets.