Sun & Moon, February 2015


Sun

 daylight_1502

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).

Moon

NASA Photo

NASA Photo

Phase Date/Time Moonrise Moonset
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)

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