Wednesday, February 07, 2007
want to see the planets venus and mercury just after sunset?
from sky & telescope magazine:
Catch the solar system's two inner planets at once; this week elusive Mercury is lower right of Venus in twilight. They're much more different in brightness than indicated here. Look too early and Mercury will be invisible; look too late and it will have set!
(The blue 10° scale is about the size of your fist at arm's length.)
Sky & Telescope diagram.