"The Month Of The Incredible UFO Planet!"

Scheduled air date: 2001 Jan 29-Feb 04

Venus—our closest planetary neighbor—is currently making its appearance as the "Evening Star" and will get brighter with each evening until February 21st, after which it will begin to slowly grow dimmer.  Toward the end of March, Venus will disappear in the Sun's glare as it passes within 42,000,000 km (26,000,000 mi.) of Earth, re-appearing in April as the "Morning Star."

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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