"The Moon and Venus, The Moon and Mercury, and The Moon and Mars"

Scheduled air date: 1999 Oct 04-10

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The waning crescent Moon, the planet Venus and the bright star Regulus (in the constellation Leo the Lion) will form a beautiful triangle in the morning sky on October 5th.
(Shown an hour before sunrise for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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Next week, the waxing crescent Moon will appear to pass by the planets Mercury and Mars in the evening sky.
(Shown half 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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