"All Five Naked Eye Planets Visible at the Same Time the Last Week of March, plus; Each One is Visited by the Moon"

Scheduled air date: 2004 Mar 15-21


All five of the naked-eye planets can be seen at the same time shortly after sunset near the end of March.  You can use the Moon to help find them, as it appears near Mercury on the evening of the 22nd, Venus on the 24th, Mars on the 25th, Saturn on the 27th and 28th...
(Shown about an hour after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)


...and finally the Moon will appear near Jupiter on the nights of April 1st and 2nd.
(Shown about an hour after sunset 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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