"A Jupiter-Saturn Alert, and: The Wonderful Full Moon of June"

Scheduled air date: 2000 Jun 05-11

The planets Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer to each other this weekend than they will again for more than 20 years!
(Shown about 30 minutes before sunrise for mid-Northern latitudes.)

And, low in the evening sky, Mercury is presently making one of its best appearances of the year—don't miss it before it gets lost in the Sun's glare later this month.
(Shown about 30 minutes after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)

Summer Solstice—the beginning of Summer—occurs later this month (June 20th) for the Northern Hemisphere.
At this time, the Sun's path across the sky is at its highest, or closest to the northern horizon, while the Moon's path is at its lowest.
(Positions shown at one hour intervals 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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