Starry Night This Week

Each week most PBS stations air "Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer", the world's first and only weekly TV series on naked-eye astronomy. The Starry Night images on this page illustrate the show for the week of Monday March 11, 2002. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

Spring and the Vernal Equinox

The Vernal Equinox marks the first day of Spring.

On the day of the Vernal Equinox, the Sun rises exactly in the East and sets exactly in the West.