Scheduled air date: 2000 Jan 31-Feb 06
The Waxing Crescent Moon will appear near Mars on the 8th, Jupiter on the 10th, and Saturn on the 11th. These three planetsthe fourth, fifth and sixth from the Suncan also be seen to move closer together over the course of February. Since Mars is closer to Earth, it appears to move the fastest, Jupiter somewhat slower, and Saturnthe farthest of the threeappears slowest of all.
(Shown after evening twilight for mid-Northern latitudes.)
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