Three Major Celestial Events Tonight
On Friday, February 10, you can witness a Snow Moon, a lunar eclipse, and a comet all in one night. Ok, technically we won’t see the comet until super early tomorrow morning, but you catch my drift.
A Snow Moon is the full moon that happens in February, since we typically see the most snowfall during this month (Exhibit A: Winter Storm Niko all day yesterday). See it rise at 5:18 tonight, and set tomorrow morning at 6:33.
We may catch a glimpse of the lunar eclipse at 7:44 tonight, before it ends at 9:55 pm. If you have a telescope and are able to get a decent photo, please send it to us. We would love to share it with our readers.
Comet 45P/Honda–Mrkos–Pajdušáková is set to reach its closest point to Earth early Saturday February 11. Unfortunately we won’t really be able to see it with the naked eye, but those of you with a telescope might have a chance to see the blue-green glow just before sunrise.