"Using the Moon To Find the Two Largest Planets"

Scheduled air date: 2003 Feb 03-09


The Waxing Gibbous Moon—which will be Full on the afternoon of February 16th—appears near the ringed planet Saturn on the night of the 11th, and then by the giant planet Jupiter on the nights of the 14th and 15th.
(Shown around 7:00 PM for mid-Northern latitudes.)

If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.


We'd like to dedicate this week's illustration to the memory of the crew of STS-107.


Illustrations on this page were created using TheSky Astronomy Software, an advanced desktop planetarium program designed for Windows.

Copyright 1999-2006 by Software Bisque, Inc.