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Calendar of astronomical events February 2021

Calendar of astronomical events February 2021

Another year is coming to an end, the new year is approaching. Let’s find out what exciting astronomical events await us in February 2021.

This astronomical calendar document is mainly translated from the Seasky website, in addition to many reputable scientific websites such as Earthsky, NASA, Time & Date, etc. converted to Vietnamese time.

February 12 – New Moon

The Moon will be on the same side of Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 02:08. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects like galaxies and star clusters as there is no moonlight in the way.

Supermoon at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, 2016. Author: Grigoriy Sisoev/RIA Novosti

February 27 – Full Moon

The Moon will be on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun and its side will be completely illuminated. This phase occurs at 15:19. Ancient Native American tribes called this full moon Full Snow Moon (Full Snow Moon) because this time of year the heaviest snowfall. This full moon is also known as the Full moon of hunger (full moon of hunger), because that’s when bad weather makes hunting difficult.

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The HAS translation team.



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