Sure, it gets cold in February. But how can you stay inside with so many wonderful winter wonders arrayed overhead this month?
The evening sky is now brimming with bright stars: the unmistakable outline of Orion, fiery Aldebaran, the Pleiades, the twins Castor and Pollux, and gleaming white Capella — to name just a few.
Add to that Mars, riding much higher up than usual for northern skygazers, and the ringed wonder, Saturn, rising up in the east. Meanwhile, Venus and Jupiter are dancing together in the predawn twilight.
Introduce yourself to the stars above by downloading this podcast to your MP3 player. Then go outside and let Sky & Telescope's executive editor, Kelly Beatty, show you where to look. Follow along as he leads you to mighty Orion, the Hunter, and many other stellar attractions.
Clear skies, and happy hunting!