Venus and Jupiter will be visible in the western twilight of February 2023, and their conjunction will come in early March.
Mercury is well placed throughout February for viewing from the Southern Hemisphere
, and Mars is still relatively bright and shines very high in the early evening sky.
Saturn is too close to the sun to be visible this month
, and Jupiter starts the year in the constellation Pisces, the Fishes, crosses over into the non-zodiacal constellation Cetus, the Whale on February.
We recommend the Celestron Astro Fi 102 as the top pick in our best beginner's telescope guide
, and provide a schedule of the best planet viewing times.
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This month's evening sky will be full of drama as the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, slowly close in on each other in the western evening twilight. Saturn fades into the sunset fires soon after February begins, Mars is still respectively bright and shines very high in the early evening sky, though it is fading fast as it retreats from the vicinity of Earth. We recommend the Celestron Astro Fi 102 as the top pick in our best beginner's telescope guide, and provide a schedule of the best planet viewing times as well as directing viewers as to where to look to see them.
The brightest planets in February's night sky | How and when to see them | Space