"Moon and Planet Games for the Last Week of September"

Scheduled air date: 2000 Sep 18-24


The planet Mars appeared to pass by the bright star Regulus on the evening of September 16th, and can now be observed to move farther away from it each morning.  A thin Waning Crescent Moon will also appear in the area on the mornings of September 24th through 26th, the trio forming a beautiful triangle on the morning of the 25th!
(Shown about an hour before sunrise for mid-Northern latitudes.)


The Waxing Crescent Moon can be seen to pass by the planet Venus in the evening sky the last two days of this month, September 29th and 30th.
(Shown about an hour before sunset 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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