"Our Nearest Neighbor Pays a Visit to Three Early Evening Planets"

Scheduled air date: 2004 Feb 16-22

The Moon appears near three planets in the evening skies of the last week of this month.  On the evening of the 23rd, the Waxing Crescent Moon appears near the brilliant planet Venus; on the 25th, it appears near the red planet Mars...
(Shown about an hour after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)

...and on the nights of the 29th and 30th, the Waxing Gibbous Moon appears near the ringed planet Saturn..
(Shown at about 90 minutes after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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

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