"The Ground Hog Day Moon Visits 2 Planets, and; A Venus Reminder"

Scheduled air date: 2001 Jan 22-28

Be sure to watch as the Moon appears to pass by the planets Mercury and Venus over several nights this week...
(Shown half an hour after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes on the evenings of January 25th through 28th.)

...and don't miss the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn, which won't appear this close to each other again until Spring of 2020!
On Ground Hog Day (February 2nd), the Waxing Gibbous Moon will join them for a beautiful display, as illustrated above.
(Shown a couple of hours after 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.

Copyright 1999-2006 by Software Bisque, Inc.