Updated 2/9/2017: From Friday evening through Saturday morning (Feb 10-11), it will be possible to spot a penumbral lunar eclipse, a full “snow” moon, and a comet flyby!
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Venus begins the month of February still very high in the sky and still very bright; so bright in fact, you are able to see it before sunset. Around 4 pm it will be about 45* above the horizon in the SW and still putting on quite a show! If you have a telescope, give it a look. You might be able to see it’s phase; about ¾ at the beginning of the month. It sets by 9 pm at the beginning of the month and about 8:30 at the end.
Mars continues to move further away from us and thus is getting smaller as time goes by, approaching the far side of the sun. That said, it is still easily visible in the SW sky, and will be found close to Venus this month. It is the unmistakable red object and is visible from sunset until it sets about 9:25 pm.
Neptune isn’t so easy to see at the beginning of this month low in the west after dark and will be gone from view by the end of the month.
Viewing Uranus may be easier towards the middle of the month shortly after dark, before the Moon rises. Like Mars and Venus, it should be fairly high in the SW sky, setting around10 pm. You will need binoculars or telescope, because at magnitude 5.8 it is not easy to see unaided.
At the beginning of February, Jupiter rises in the east around 11 pm so won’t be so great to view unless you are a nightowl, but since it is up all night it will be great for early risers. Later in the month is better for evening viewing because it rises a round 9 pm by the end of the month. Four of Jupiter’s moons are visible in a small scope.
Saturn rises around 4 am at the beginning of the month and around 2:30 am by the end. A beauty through even a modest telescope, Saturn never disappoints.
At the beginning of the month Mercury rises around 6 am so it will pretty difficult to see before sunlight washes it out. Look for it in the SE before sunrise. It will be tricky because it is very low in the sky, and terrain can easily block it. By the end of the month it will be too close to the sun to see.