"An Exquisite Celestial Trio Complete with Exotic Earthshine, Friday March 19th"

Scheduled air date: 1999 Mar 08-14

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On the evening of March 19th, a thin crescent Moon forms a brilliant trio with Saturn and Venus.  The dark portion of the Moon can be seen illuminated by "Earthshine," which is Sunlight reflected off the Earth, to the Moon, and back to us!
(Shown about twenty minutes after Sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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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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