The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for February 2015. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.
Date GMT Astronomical Events for February 2015 ------ ----- -------------------------------------------- (h:m) Feb 03 23:09 FULL MOON Feb 04 08:35 Jupiter 5.2°N of Moon Feb 05 08:17 Regulus 4.0°N of Moon Feb 06 06:25 Moon at Apogee: 406155 km Feb 06 17 Jupiter at Opposition Feb 08 17:10 Moon at Ascending Node Feb 09 16:23 Spica 3.3°S of Moon Feb 12 03:50 LAST QUARTER MOON Feb 13 00:10 Saturn 2.1°S of Moon Feb 17 06:20 Mercury 3.5°S of Moon Feb 18 23:47 NEW MOON Feb 19 07:29 Moon at Perigee: 356992 km Feb 21 00:56 Venus 2.0°S of Moon Feb 21 01:28 Mars 1.5°S of Moon Feb 21 16:05 Moon at Descending Node Feb 24 16 Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 26.7°W Feb 25 17:14 FIRST QUARTER MOON Feb 25 23:02 Aldebaran 1.0°S of Moon Feb 26 04 Neptune in Conjunction with Sun
As the events above transpire, I will post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.
Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for eight time zones are available through the links below.
|Time Zones||Calendars of Astronomical Events|
|Greenwich Mean Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Atlantic Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Eastern Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Central Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Mountain Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Pacific Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Alaska Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Hawaii Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.
For detailed information on solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2015.
The Calendars of Astronomical Events were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).
- More Information
- Sky Events Calendar (AstroPixels.com)
- This Week’s Sky at a Glance (Sky & Telescope)
- Heavens Above
- Cal Sky
- Star Date
- Eclipses During 2015 (EclipseWise.com)
- Additional Astronomical Events
- Solstices and Equinoxes: 2001 to 2100 (GMT)
- Perihelion and Aphelion: 2001 to 2100 (GMT)
- Phases of the Moon: 2001 to 2100 (Greenwich Mean Time)
- Full Moon at Perigee (Super Moon): 2001 to 2100 (GMT)
- More Astronomical Data (AstroPixels.com)
- Solar and Lunar Eclipses (EclipseWise.com)