"Jupiter/Moon Weekend, and: An Early Bird Planet Shuffle"

Scheduled air date: 1998 Aug 31-Sep 06

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Rising a short time after sunset, September 6th, Jupiter closely follows the Full Moon during its traverse of the nighttime sky...

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...as seen in this simulated binocular view.

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And in the pre-dawn skies of September 5-11, the planets Mercury and Venus can be seen to perform a "shuffle" with the star Regulus.
(The remaining stars of Leo—and its figure—are shown in their positions for September 11th.)

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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