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February Night Sky

Night Sky for February 2013

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Sun: Autumn is well under way in March. The 20th marks the Equinox, or equal day and night, meaning that the Sun has crossed the equator and is heading back into the northern sky.

Night Sky

Sun: Although the Sun's elevation remains high at 64 degrees, our nights begin to lengthen as the month goes on.

January night sky

Sun: The Earth reaches perihelion, its closest approach to the Sun for the year, on January 5th.

November night sky

Sun: The nights become noticeably shorter this month as true darkness lasts less than eight hours. On the 4th there is a solar eclipse, but it is not visible in New Zealand.

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