Scheduled air date: 2000 Mar 27-Apr 02
For the past few months, the planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn have been appearing to close-in on each other. This will culminate over the evenings of April 11-16 in a beautiful trio (inset).
(Positions shown at one-week intervals, about an hour after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)
On the evening of April 6th, a thin Crescent Moon will appear next to Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, forming a beautiful twilight grouping that will be spectacular in a pair of binoculars!
(Shown during evening twilight for mid-Northern latitudes.)
If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrate directory.
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