The sun’s daylight hours increase 70 minutes during February; that means that daylight is growing at over 2 minutes each day. For residents of the mid-northern latitudes, this is a welcome from the length of daylight hours six weeks ago. The chart above shows the length of daylight during February (blue area) compared to the length of daylight hours during the entire year (red line).
|Full Moon||02/03/15 (5:09 p.m.)||4:18 p.m.||6:29 a.m. (02/03)|
|Last Quarter||02/11/15 (9:50 p.m.)||12:54 a.m. (02/12)||11:15 a.m. (02/12)|
|New Moon||02/18/15 (5:47 p.m.)||6:12 a.m.||5:28 p.m.|
|First Quarter||02/25/15 (12:14 p.m.)||11:48 a.m.||1:29 a.m. (02/26)|
|Times are Central Standard Time for Chicago, Illinois, from US Naval Observatory calculations. (For mjb)|