"There Are Only Two Really Good Times This Year To See Mercury, and Next Week Is One Of Them"

Scheduled air date: 2000 May 22-28

Mercury—the closest planet to our Sun—will be visible above a low, unobstructed western horizon shortly after sunset during the next couple of weeks.  It appears above and to the right of a thin Crescent Moon on the evening of June 3rd.
(Shown for mid-Northern latitudes about 30 minutes after sunset.)

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 95, 98, NT, 2000 and Windows Me. Some post-processing may have occurred.

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