Friday, February 3, 2017
What's Up for February? - UNIVERSE
While there are no meteor showers this month, behold the zodiacal light!
This phenomenon is caused when sunlight reflects off dust particles in the plane of our solar system. Use Venus and Mars as a cone-shaped guide on the western horizon in late February and March.
Comet 45P will be visible using binoculars and telescope and will make its closest approach to Earth on February 11. Finally, bright asteroid Vesta can be found in the constellation Pisces.
Interesting reading: Zodiacal Lighthttp://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-zodiacal-light-or-false-dusk