"The Moon Meets the Two Biggest Planets at their Best among Winter's Brightest Stars"

Scheduled air date: 2003 Jan 06-12

You can use the Moon next week to help locate the two largest planets in our Solar System.  The Waxing Gibbous Moon will appear near the ringed planet Saturn—at its best viewing in 30 years—on the nights of January 14th and 15th.  The Moon will be Full on the night of the 17th, and then the Waning Gibbous Moon will appear near the giant planet Jupiter on the nights of the 18th and 19th.
(Shown around 8:00 PM on January 14-19 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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