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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