Wait! The planetary pile-up may be over with Jupiter having sunk into the glare of the sun, but Venus and Mercury are still waiting there low in the northwest sky right after sunset.
Not that many people have seen the planet Mercury – here’s another chance for you, with superbright Venus to show the way.
You’ll see Venus first, since it’s brighter. As the sky gets darker, Mercury appears to the upper left of Venus.
Through the middle of the month, Mercury will appear to make a circle around Venus – counterclockwise as the evenings go on. Mercury will get fainter and take longer to see each evening.
The moon joins them on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.