Planets at sunset

When the Sun goes down tonight, step outside and take a look southwest. A slender crescent Moon is fast approaching Venus for a good looking conjunction on New Years Eve.

Meanwhile, closer to the horizon, Mercury and Jupiter are converging for their own conjunction on 31st December.


There’s a lot going on in the sunset – take a look!


Posted on 29 December, 2008, in Astronomy News, Popular Science and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Planets at sunset.

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