In the sky this week…

Sunday, February 14 • First-quarter Moon for Valentine’s Evening (exactly first-quarter at 2:46 a.m. Monday morning EST). Right after dark you’ll find the canted Moon shining under the Pleiades, and lower right of Aldebaran and the Hyades. The February Moon is always in Taurus as it waxes away from first quarter. Monday, February 15 • This evening the Moon is in the Hyades for North Americans. It creeps along the Hyades’s southern arm, with its dark limb occulting 4th-magnitude and fainter stars one by one. Then comes Aldebaran. By the time the Moon reaches Aldebaran only the West Coast will…