"Mars and Venus Pay A Visit As The Gemini Twins Look On"

Scheduled air date: 1998 Jul 27-Aug 02

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Mars and Venus approach each other over the next week, until they are within a mere one degree of each other on the mornings of August 4th and 5th.  You can compare the apparent distance between these two planets each morning with the apparent distance between the two bright stars nearby, Castor and Pollux.

 

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

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