"The Pink Iron Planet Makes its Best Evening Appearance of the Year! and; Venus Makes its Best Appearance as the Morning 'Star!'"

Scheduled air date: 2001 Apr 30-May 06

This week Venus makes its brightest "Morning Star" appearance of the year.
(Shown about 15 minutes before sunrise on May 1st for mid-Northern latitudes.)

The planet Mercury is visible in the evenings between the planet Saturn and the popular "Seven Sisters"—or Pleiades—star cluster.
(Shown about an hour after sunset on May 5th and 6th for mid-Northern latitudes.)

Mercury will then appear near the giant planet Jupiter in mid-May.
(Shown about an hour after sunset on May 15th and 16th 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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