"Mars and Regulus: The Meeting and Parting Of A Planet And A Star"

Scheduled air date: 1998 Oct 05-11

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Mars appears next to the bright star Regulus on October 7th, then draws away while moving in the direction of the rising Sun.
(Shown about half an hour before Sunrise for the mornings of October 7-16.)

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This closeup of the constellation Leo shows the changing position of Mars at two-day intervals between October 7th and 15th.  Mars' position on the 16th is also shown, when it appears between Regulus and a thin crescent Moon.


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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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