Scheduled air date: 2001 Mar 26-Apr 01
The Waxing Crescent Moon will
approach the giant planets Saturn and Jupiter this week, appearing next to each
on the evenings of March 28th and 29th, respectively. The separation
between these two bright planets in our skies is slowly increasing, growing from
9.5° at the beginning of the week, to 10° by its end.
(Shown about 45 minutes 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
95, 98, NT, 2000 and Windows Me. Some post-processing may have occurred.
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