Click through this short slide show to see Venus, Mercury and the Moon this evening.
Brilliant Venus shines from the western sky this evening. Now setting nearly 90 minutes after sunset, this evening planet appears higher each evening at the same time.
Dimmer Mercury is 4.5 degrees to the right of Venus. Binoculars help finding its location. It is rapidly diving into bright twilight and fading in brightness. On April 1, it passes between Earth and Sun, and moves into the morning sky,
The 4.5-day old crescent moon appears 38 degrees above Venus this evening. Watch it appear higher in the sky, more distant from Venus, and with a growing phase as it continues through its celestial path.
The articles that follow provide details about the planets visible without optical assistance (binoculars or telescope):
- Chart and Image Collection
- 2018: The Morning Sky
- 2018: The Evening Sky
- 2018, April 2: Saturn-Mars Conjunction
- 2018: Mercury in the Morning Sky
- 2018: Mercury in the Evening Sky
- 2018: Five Planets Visible at Once
- 2018: Venus the Evening Star
- 2017-2019: Mars Observing Year with a Perihelic Opposition, July 27, 2018
- 2018: Mars Perihelic Opposition
- 2017-2018: Jupiter’s Year in the Claws of the Scorpion, A Triple Conjunction