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49-51 Chambers Street, Room 715, New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-442-5050

Noah Pfefferblit, District Manager

Evan Lacher, Community Liaison

Lucy Acevedo, Community Coordinator

Diana Switaj, Land Use and Planning Consultant

Battery Park City Authority:

Dedicated email for community concerns: streets@batteryparkcity.org

phone: (212) 417-2000

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For expedited attention, call: 212-417-3100

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Eyes to the Sky

February 23 -  27, 2015 


Moon position Friday, February 27. The Winter Circle of stars

remains constant, traveling the sky intact until midnight in early March, when Sirius and Rigel are first to set in the west around  midnight.   Courtesy EarthSky.org 

The Winter Circle, five visible planets


February concludes with continued intrigue in the evening sky as stunning planet Venus overtakes diminutive, vermillion Mars in the west-southwest, best seen at nightfall. The waxing moon (increasing in size) catches the eye in the daytime heavens and, in the evening, Luna moves with the brightest stars in the sky. Planet Jupiter, visible in the east soon after sundown, dominates the eastern periphery of the crowded field of brilliant stars known as the Winter Circle or Winter Hexagon. In morning twilight, find Mercury near the east-southeast horizon and, to the right and above, yellowish Saturn in the south. From dusk until dawn, take a tour of the five planets currently visible to the unaided eye in Earth's skies.  


The distant suns that form the Winter Circle begin to appear in the south at dusk and all are vivid by nightfall. Locate Sirius, the brightest and closest to the skyline, then proceed up and left to yellowish Procyon then up again to Pollux and Castor. Brilliant Capella is above and to the right, on top. Look down and to the right for red Aldebaran and down, left, to bluish-white Rigel, the right foot of Orion the Hunter. The great Winter Circle, that surrounds Orion, may be seen traveling the celestial vault intact until around midnight when Sirius and Rigel are the first to set in the west.


With only a modest backyard telescope, you can easily see Jupiter's four largest moons. Here they are through a 25 cm Meade LX200 telescope. Image credit: Jan Sandberg


Judy Isacoff