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Venus very visible


Tonight – March 4, 2018 – and for the coming weeks, you can use the dazzling planet Venus, the sky’s third-brightest celestial object after the sun and moon, to find Mercury, the solar system’s innermost planet.
Just look for the first star to appear in the west about 40 minutes after sunset.
 Do you have binoculars? They’ll come in handy to look at Venus. However, if not, you will still see the 'Morning star' Venus. This and Mercury will remain close enough together on the sky’s dome to fit inside a typical binocular field of 5o for the first three weeks of March 2018.
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You might be able to spot both worlds now with the eye alone. If you spot Venus, but not Mercury, aim binoculars at Venus to see both worlds in a single binocular field.
For the Northern Hemisphere, Mercury is just starting its best evening apparition of the year. Both Venus and Mercury are getting farther from the sunset glare day by day.

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