"Planets Aplenty for both Night Owls and Early Birds"

Scheduled air date: 2002 Nov 11-17

The planet Venus has returned to the morning skies as the "Morning Star," and is joined by the planet Mars and bright star Spica.  The three will form a beautiful triangle on the morning of November 25th (inset).
(Positions shown at five-day intervals about 45 minutes before sunrise for mid-Northern latitudes.)

The just-past Full Moon can be seen approaching, and then passing, the ringed planet Saturn during the latter part of next week.
(Shown around 8:00 PM for mid-Northern latitudes.)

On the night of November 25th, the Waning Gibbous Moon appears near the giant planet Jupiter.
(Shown around 11:00 PM 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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