Scheduled air date: 1999 Mar 01-07
The two largest planets in our Solar SystemJupiter and Saturnand the two planets closest to our SunMercury and Venuscan be seen in a cosmic dance over the next two weeks.
(Shown about 30 minutes after Sunset at two-day intervals; numbers indicate day of the month.)
Perhaps the best view will be on the evening of March 8th, when Jupiter and Mercury will appear side-by-side...
...yet actually be almost 500 million miles apart!
If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.
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