Watch for planets on the move

Star Gazing


The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet Monday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum for its monthly astronomy program. Calendars and handbooks for 2019 will be available.


1. Jupiter rises in the morning sky after 4 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. at the end of the month. It can be seen in the southeast all month.

2. Venus rises in the morning sky after 4:30 a.m. and is also in the southeast.

3. Saturn also joins Venus and Jupiter in the southeast morning sky. On Feb. 18 it passes just 1.1 degrees south of Venus.

4. Mercury moves to the evening sky where it can be seen low in the west after midmonth.

5. Mars remains in the evening sky. It can be seen in the southwest until it sets at about 11 p.m.

For more information, contact CLAS at 760-446-0454 or 760-677-1143.

Story First Published: 2019-01-25