"No Tricks But Some Real Cosmic Treats This Halloween of '98!"

Scheduled air date: 1998 Oct 19-25

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On the evening of October 30th, a waxing gibbous Moon appears to the West of Jupiter.   Saturn is prominent to the East of Jupiter, and the lone, bright star Fomalhaut can be seen below the Moon.  (Shown an hour after Sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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On the next evening—Halloween—the Moon appears to the East of Jupiter, forming a near-isosceles triangle with Saturn and Fomalhaut.

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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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