Aloha skywatchers, tonite starts a new monthly lunar cycle.The Sun and moon are always in the same sign at the time of the new moon,(now in Pisces),so you won’t be able to see it in the sky tonite. Just after sunset if its clear you may be able to get a look at mercury, it will be setting right after the Sun. If you happen to have access to a super duper telescope it may be able to locate Neptune in Pisces very close to mercury. Since theres no lunar light, tonite will be one of the best nights for Stargazing this month!
Aloha skywatchers, This morning, (approximately 2am), the moon will be rising on Maui, along with Saturn and Venus in Capricorn. Venus will be brighter but Saturn will rise first, closer to the Moon.
Aloha skywatchers, The next couple of nights (february 25-27), looking up to night sky look for Jupiter next to the Moon in sagittarius!
Aloha Skywatchers, Looking up to this evenings sky we can observe the Moon rising (5;50 pm, Hawaii time), before the sun sets (6;25 pm hawaii time). If you happen to have a telescope you might be able to catch a glimpse of Mercury conjucting Neptune in Pisces.Look at where the Sun is setting, in the first degree of Pisces to view Mercury & Neptune in the middle degrees of Pisces.
This Full Moon in Virgo is considered a super moon because it appears approximately 30 times larger then average,(according to Space.com).
Tomorrow night (Feb 19), the Virgo supermoon will rise after the Sun sets (approximately 6:55pm Hawaii time). with clear skies it should be a spectacular celestial sight!
Aloha stargazers, Looking up at this evenings sky you should be able to spot red hot, fiery Mars, conjuct a waxing Moon in Aries. Also if the skies are clear and you look through a telescope you may be able to see the planet Uranus very close to mars, perfecting their conjunction on Feb 13.