Mercury and Venus in the evening sky

Photo taken by : Randy Carter


SUNSET PLANETS: When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look west. If you have a clear view of the horizon, you can see Venus and Mercury beaming together through the rosy glow of sunset. The two bright planets are little more than 1 degree apart.

Remember how in 2016 , Venus was very bright in the evening sky. Well its 2018 and Venus once again is an evening star and Mercury is now 1.1 degrees apart from Venus in our sky as well. Enjoy and take in this beautiful view of our solar system neighbors.

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