"A Moon Journey Past Cosmic Wonders in Early Morning Skies"

Scheduled air date: 1999 Jul 26-Aug 01

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The "Winter" constellations of Taurus and Orion can already be seen in the pre-dawn sky.  Appearing near them are the two largest planets of our solar system—Jupiter and Saturn.  The Moon will appear to pass by these planets and constellations next week, forming a beautiful trio with Jupiter and Saturn on August 4th, then crossing though the Hyades cluster near the bright star Aldebaran on the 6th.
(Shown about an hour before Sunrise for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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