Astronomy Telescopes

This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 26 – March 6

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

■ Full Moon tonight (exactly so at 3:17 a.m. Saturday morning EST). It’s under the belly of Leo. This evening through the moonlight, look for Regulus, Alpha Leonis, 7° to the Moon’s upper right. Then find Algieba, Gamma Leonis, a bit fainter, 7° above the Moon (for North America.) Bring binoculars to cut through the glare – and maybe to measure your way. A typical binocular’s field of view is about 6° wide.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

■ Denebola, Leo’s 2nd-magnitude tail tip, shines some 7° left of the rising moon after dark.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28

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