Mercury and Venus will be close to one another in the early morning skies over the next few days.
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).
If the clouds clear for Mother\’s Day, be sure to take a peek in the western sky after sunset.
There are viewing parties in the D.C. area set up
to watch Venus cross the face of the sun Tuesday.
Venus last transited the Sun in 2004 and will not
do so again until 2117, so it is literally a once-
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.