Astronomy News

See Mercury and Venus

You might be able to catch a look at Mercury and Venus together just after sunset tonight.

Mercury and Venus will only be about a degree and a half apart when they appear together this evening. The image shows about where to look, basically note where the sun sets and let that be your guide and be sure the sun HAS SET if you plan on using binoculars (like I will) for the observation, you can severely damage your eyes if you accidentally look at the sun!

Now all I need is clear skies!

The image is not my backyard sadly, it is the standard background for Stellarium.