"Mars and Spica Closest This Week; Mercury Puts In An Appearance, and:
A Venus/Moon Super Goody"

Scheduled air date: 1999 Jun 07-13

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This week Mars will appear at its closest to Spica, then begin rapidly moving away from it.
(Shown about two hours after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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The Moon will pass by Mercury (which will be difficult to see, low on the horizon just after sunset) and Venus next week.  On the evening of the 16th, brilliant Venus and a thin-crescent Moon will create a dazzling site you won't want to miss!
(Shown about an hour after sunset each evening 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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