2020, January 19: Brilliant Evening Star Venus Sparkles in Southwestern Sky January 19, 2020 Jeffrey L. Hunt Astronomy, Sky Watching Advertisements Brilliant Venus shines in the southwestern sky this evening about 40 minutes after sunset. The brilliant planet is joined by the crescent moon later in the month. Venus is now setting over 3 hours after sunset. For more about Venus as an Evening Star, visit this page. Share this:Print Related2021, November 16: Venus Gets a HandleIn "Astronomy"2021, November 28: Evening Planets on ParadeIn "Astronomy"2019, November 12: Venus in SouthwestIn "Astronomy"