2018, March 8: Venus and Mercury, The Evening Show Continues


Brilliant Venus, now easily visible during twilight without binoculars, shines from the western sky this evening.  Last week Mercury passed Venus.  This evening they are 2.8 degrees apart.  Mercury passes Venus again on March 18 as the speedy planet heads back into the sun’s glare.

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

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