Daily cosmobite: Venus and Mercury visible after sunset

Mercury and VenusMercury is at its best for viewing this week. It is at “greatest elongation” (greatest angular separation from the Sun) today. Within an hour of sunset locate Venus – the unmistakably bright ‘evening star’. Mercury is just below Venus.

Mercury and Venus are close in the western sky after sunset. Chart generated by TheSky6 © Software Bisque, Inc. www.bisque.com.

 

 

 

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