"Venus Returns for St. Patrick's Day, and; Getting Ready for the Great Planetary Lineup"

Scheduled air date: 2002 Mar 03-10

The planet Venus returns to the evening sky next week, joined by the just-past-New Moon.  Over the following week, the Waxing Crescent Moon will appear near the planets Mars, Saturn and finally Jupiter, by which time the Moon will be at First Quarter phase.
(Shown about an hour after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.  Positions for Venus and Mars are shown at three-day intervals.)

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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