TITLE

Planets highlight the evening skies

PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Science Scope;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides updates on planetary motion as of November 2003. Venus is slowly working its way back into the evening sky and sets later each day as it moves from behind the Sun toward the east. On the other hand, Mercury can be seen in the western horizon toward the end of November. On December 9, it will reach the greatest eastern elongation and will start moving in retrograde toward the Sun in the west. Moreover, Mars is visible over the south-southwestern horizon at sunset. During the evening of November 8, the full Moon will be eclipsed as it passes through the southern portion of the Earth's darker umbral shadow. Furthermore, Jupiter can be seen over the eastern horizon at sunrise, while Saturn rises around sunset, is visible all night, and then sets at sunrise.
ACCESSION #
19155255

 

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