"Venus, Earth's Twin Sister, Takes Over Evening Skies"

Scheduled air date: 1999 May 10-16

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Venus shines brilliantly in the West after sunset, and will be joined by a thin crescent Moon on the evenings of the 16th through 20th.
On May 22nd (National Astronomy Day in the U.S.A.), Venus will form an iscosoles triangle with the stars Castor and Pollux.
(Shown about an hour after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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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