Scheduled air date: 2001 May 14-20
Mercury—the planet closest to our Sun—appears this week in the evening sky near the giant planet Jupiter.
(Shown about 45 minutes after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)
Next week the Waxing Crescent Moon will appear near Mecury, with Jupiter visible just above a low, unobstructed horizon. On the night of May 26th, the Moon will appear in a line with the two Gemini Twin stars, Castor and Pollux.
(Shown about an hour after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)
If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.
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