Find Mercury using Jupiter

in the western sky, right after sunset, if you can find the bright planet Jupiter, you’ll find the rarely-seen planet Mercury just to its right.
Check out this photo from Saturday night with Mercury fainter and to the lower right of the bright dot of Jupiter.

Jupiter with Mercury to its lower right just after sunset Saturday night


Mercury will be moving up next to Jupiter to make it easier to see this week.
Check the article at Sky and Telescope and use these (copyright Sky and Telescope!) charts to see where to look.

Find Jupiter and Mercury from these diagrams from Sky and Telescope

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