Feb. 7 - Mercury and Mars form a pleasing but tight planetary conjunction. Mars will be two-thirds of a degree to the upper left of much brighter Mercury. Binoculars or a telescope are recommended because they will be very low in the west-southwest at evening twilight.
Feb. 10 - New moon.
Feb. 25 - Full moon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Snow Moon because the heaviest snows usually fell during this time of the year. Since hunting is difficult in late February, this moon has also been called the Full Hunger Moon.
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