"How to Watch Next Week's Spectacular Super Duper Meeting of the Planets!"

Scheduled air date: 1999 Feb 15-21

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Throughout this week, and the first part of next, Venus and Jupiter can be seen nearing each other in the evening sky.  They will be at their closest (about 1/8 degree, or one-quarter the diameter of a Full Moon!) on the night of February 23rd.
(Shown for mid-Northern latitudes at about half an hour after Sunset for days indicated.)

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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