Mercury Courts Venus!

Keen-eyed observers can catch a beautiful close conjunction between the two innermost planets in the solar system, Mercury and Venus, about a half hour after local sunset on March 3rd. 

Venus, the much brighter of the two, will act as a guide to spotting faint and elusive Mercury, as the two will appear to be separated by only one degree. Binoculars will help reveal the close planetary pair hanging low in the western sky. Observers can continue watching the two planets throughout March as Mercury pulls away from Venus and climbs higher in the sky.


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