"A Grand Meeting Between the 'Biggest' and Brightest Planets"

Scheduled air date: 1998 May 18-24

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This week Saturn (the "biggest" planet, including its rings), and Venus (the brightest planet) begin closing in on each other...

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...and toward the end of next week, they appear a mere one-half-degree (the apparent diameter of the Moon) apart!

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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