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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for February 2016:

Phenomena February

DayEvent
1Last quarter Moon (3:28 UT)
1Moon passes 3 degrees north of Mars mag +0.8 (9 UT)
3Moon passes 10 degrees north of Antares mag +1.0 (8 UT)
3Moon passes 4 degrees north of Saturn mag +0.6 (19 UT)
5Asteroid (40) Harmonia mag +9.7 is at opposition in Cancer
6Moon passes 4 degrees north of Venus mag -3.9 (8 UT)
6Moon passes 4 degrees north of Mercury mag -0.1 (17 UT)
7Mercury mag -0.1 is at greatest elongation west 25.6 degrees (1 UT)
8New Moon (14:39 UT)
10Moon passes 2 degrees north of Neptune mag +8.0 (0 UT)
11Moon is at perigee 364,358 km or 226,401 miles from Earth (2:33 UT)
12Moon passes 2 degrees south of Uranus mag +5.9 (14 UT)
13Asteroid (52) Europa mag +10.0 is at opposition in Leo
15First quarter Moon (7:47 UT)
15Asteroid (5) Astraea mag +8.7 is at opposition in Leo
16Moon passes 0.3 degrees north of Aldebaran mag +0.9, occultation is visible from northern Pacific, Hawaii, Philippines and Taiwan (8:05 UT)
19Moon passes 11 degrees south of Pollux mag +1.1 (18 UT)
21Mercury is at aphelion 0.467 AU (approx. 69.9 million kilometres or 43.4 million miles) from the Sun (17 UT)
22Moon passes 3 degrees south of Regulus mag +1.4 (13 UT)
22Full Moon (18:20 UT)
24Moon passes 2 degrees south of Jupiter mag -2.5 (4 UT)
26Moon passes 5 degrees north of Spica mag +1.0 (20 UT)
27Moon is at apogee 405,383 km or 251,893 miles from Earth (3:21 UT)
28Neptune is in conjunction with the Sun (16 UT)
29Moon passes 4 degrees north of Mars mag +0.3 (18 UT)