"Even though the Great Planetary Lineup is over, the Super Jupiter/Venus/Moon Sky Show Continues"

Scheduled air date: 2002 Jun 03-09

Over the past month, the planets Mercury and Saturn vanished below the evening horizon, to be followed soon by Mars.  Venus and Jupiter, however, are still prominent in the evening sky shortly after sunset.
(Shown about an hour after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)

The thin Waxing Crescent Moon will appear near Mars, Jupiter and Venus on the evenings of June 11th, 12th and 13th, respectively.
(Shown about 40 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.

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