Evening planets Seek out a good southwestern horizon, free of mountains or trees, to watch the gathering of Saturn and Mercury early this month. Look just after sunset to spot Saturn and Mercury just above the southwest horizon. At best, these two worlds will appear to be separated by about 5 degrees or just 2 1/2 finger-widths tonight, as well as Monday and Tuesday nights. If the sky is very clear to the horizon and you have binoculars, try to spot the ultra-thin crescent moon tonight between Saturn and Mercury. By midmonth, this pair will be difficult to spot even …
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