"Last Chance to See Venus and the Moon as an Evening Pair, and; A Wonderful Star Named Spica"

Scheduled air date: 2002 Sep 02-08

This week the bright planet Venus is moving away from an encounter with the star Spica, and will form a triangle with that star and a Waxing Crescent Moon on the evening of September 9th.  Venus and the Moon will not appear together in the evening sky again until November of next year.
(Shown about an hour after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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