"Saturn at its Brightest in over 20 Years! Jupiter at its Brightest in 12
Years! and Venus at its Highest and Brightest for the Year!"

Scheduled air date: 1999 Oct 25-31

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Jupiter and Saturn are both near opposition—opposite the Sun as seen from Earth—as well as about as close to Earth as they can be, making them their brightest in over a decade!
(Shown about an hour after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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Before sunrise for the next couple of weeks, Venus can be seen as the brilliant Morning Star.  On November 3rd and 4th, a thin Crescent Moon will join Venus in the pre-dawn skies.
(Shown about an hour before sunrise 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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