"Jupiter and Mercury Meet and Change Places, and; Our Moon Pays a Visit to Saturn"

Scheduled air date: 2003 Jul 14-20

The planet Mercury will pass within half-a-degree of the giant planet Jupiter on the evening of July 25th, by the bright star Regulus on the 29th and then near the Waxing Crescent Moon on the evening of the 30th.
(Shown about 40-minutes after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)

In the morning skies of July 26th and 27th, the Waning Crescent Moon will appear to pass near the ringed planet Saturn.
(Shown about one hour before sunrise 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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