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 September 8, 2008. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The Great Harvest Moon Illusion
And How You Can Prove It's An Illusion

Look for the Moon rising in the east as the Sun sets in the west on September 14-16. It'll look big, but you can still cover it with your thumb or a dime held at arm's length, just as you can when it's high in the sky.