2018: March 3: Venus and Mercury, The Evening Show, Episode 3

Brilliant Venus and Mercury stand side-by-side during today’s evening twilight. Mercury is making its best appearance of the year. Venus is an Evening Star for nearly the rest of the year.

This evening they are about 1 degree apart. Mercury moves higher until it reaches its greatest separation from the sun and then dives back into the sun’s glare. Mercury passes about 4 degrees from the moon on March 18. The crescent moon joins the pair that evening.

The articles that follow provide details about the planets visible without optical assistance (binoculars or telescope):

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.