"Mercury At Its Best For '98, Its Slow Dance With Saturn and Mars, Plus A Venus/Moon Supershot"

Scheduled air date: 1998 Mar 09-15

While at its best viewing time for 1998, Mercury will appear near Mars and Saturn during the second half of March.  They are joined by a thin crescent Moon on the evenings of March 28th and 29th.  (Shown about half an hour after sunset each evening, at one-day intervals.)

The crescent Moon and Venus will appear next to each other on the morning of March 24th.   (Shown at 5:12 am, or about 45 minutes before sunrise.)


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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