Stunning Stars, Venus Kisses Saturn, Maximum Mercury, a Full Snow Supermoon, and Zodiacal Light!

(Turn your binoculars on the upper right quadrant of the moon this week and look for this spray of rays arranged asymmetrically around the fresh, young crater named Proclus. The object that formed the crater arrived at a shallow angle from the lower left, tossing the ejecta out in front of it.)
(On Sunday evening, February 17, the nearly full moon will skate past the edge of the large open star cluster known as the Beehive. Put the moon just outside of your binoculars’ field of view and see if you can spot the clusters’ stars.)
(The February 19 Full Wolf Moon will occur hours after perigee, making it the largest and brightest supermoon of 2019. That said, a supermoon does not appear look much different from an average moon, or even its counterpart — the apogee moon shown at left.)

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