Mercury and Venus an Awesome Duo at Dusk

You couldn't miss Mercury and Venus together last night January 9th 45 minutes after sunset in the southwestern sky. Very easy to see! They'll be even closer tonight. Credit: Bob King

You couldn’t miss Mercury and Venus together last night January 9th 45 minutes after sunset in the southwestern sky. Very easy to see! They’ll be even closer tonight. Credit: Bob King

As Universe Today’s Dave Dickinson described earlier this week not only has Venus returned to the evening sky, but Mercury has climbed up from the horizon to join it. Last night (Jan. 9th) the two planets were separated by just a hair more than one Moon diameter. The photo only hints at amazingly easy the pair was to see. Consider the duo a tasty hors d’oeuvres before the onset of night and the Comet Lovejoy show.(…)
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