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  • Mercury and Venus close in pre-dawn sky

    Mercury and Venus will be close to one another in the early morning skies over the next few days.

  • A planetary trio will waltz in the western sky

    If the skies remain clear for the next several days, be sure to take a peek in the western sky 30 to 45 minutes after sunset – you will be treated to a changing and beautiful sky show involving Venus, Jupiter and Mercury, the three brightest planents (in that order).

  • May sky show

    If the clouds clear for Mother\’s Day, be sure to take a peek in the western sky after sunset.

  • Venus transit viewing options in the D.C. area

    There are viewing parties in the D.C. area set up
    to watch Venus cross the face of the sun Tuesday.

  • Venus crosses the Sun in once-in-a-lifetime event

    Venus last transited the Sun in 2004 and will not
    do so again until 2117, so it is literally a once-
    in-a-lifetime event.

  • Venus and Jupiter waltz toward one another this week

    The wait is over as the two brightest planets in the sky, Venus and Jupiter, will waltz their way toward one another in the western sky this week. For months the two planetary luminaries have been edging closer and closer together with Venus being the lower and brighter of the two.