"The Crazy Carousel Ride of The Charbroiled Planet"

Scheduled air date: 1998 Jan 05-11

During the first part of January, Mercury is a morning "star" as seen about an hour before sunrise.
(Star background is correct for January 8th.)

Due to its short — 88 Earth day — year, Mercury makes four appearances in the morning skies...

...and two appearances in the evening skies during 1998. (Illustrations for +40 latitude.)

If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.

Illustrations on this page were created using TheSky Astronomy Software, an advanced desktop planetarium program designed for Windows.

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