February’s Perigee Moon

feb-perigee-mon    Our Moon orbits around the Sun with the Earth and from our perspective on the Earth the Moon appears to circle around the Earth, however in reality the Moon orbits the Sun together with the Earth.
   This month the 27.5 day old waning crescent Moon reaches perigee this month, Thursday 27 February at 19:44 UT (1:44 pm CST). At that time the Moon will more or less be at a distance of 28.25 Earth diameters (359,985 km or 223,684 miles) from the Earth.

Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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