By Jeffrey L. Hunt
As Venus moves toward its inferior conjunction on June 3 and into the morning sky, Mercury is emerging into the evening sky. This evening the speedy planet is 5.5° to the upper left of Venus. The crescent moon, 2,3 days past the New phase and 5% illuminated, is nearly 12° to the upper left of Venus. The star Elnath – the Northern Horn of Taurus – is 4.6° above Venus and 3.5° to the upper right of Mercury.
Here’s more about Mercury in the evening sky.
Read this article for more about Venus as an Evening Star.
Looking ahead, here’s the Venus as a Morning Star, 2020-2021, article.