"The Red Planet Meets its Red Rival!"

Scheduled air date: 2001 Mar 12-18


The red planet Mars presently appears in the morning sky near the red star Antares, whose name means "rival of Mars."  On the mornings of March 15th and 16th, this red duo is joined by the waning gibbous Moon.
(Shown about an hour before sunrise 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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