I always believe by the time we get to the middle of February we're past hardcore winter. The sun is rising ever higher and you can feel the warming as you go outside. Spring is just around the corner. Other than viewing your favorite star constellation, viewing of planets will be disappointing this month.
Mercury continues to rise close to sunrise and will be lost in the sun's glare for much of the month. It will be very low in the southeastern sky at sunrise at the end of the month, rising between Saturn and Jupiter.
Venus rises just before sunrise and will be lost to the rising sun.
The last Quarter moon is Thursday, February 4.
Mars rises in the morning hours and is visible after sunset in the southwestern sky. Look for the moon to the left of Mars on Thursday, February 18. Mars will be visible throughout the month.
The moon is New on Thursday, February 11.
Jupiter and Saturn rise and set closely together and will be lost to the sun's rays for the month.
The first Quarter moon is Friday, February 19.
The moon is Full on Saturday, February 27.
Morning Planets: Mercury (dawn), Saturn (dawn)
Evening Planets: Mars, Uranus, Neptune (dusk)