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Mercury, Venus and Saturn this week

Started by jonisaacs, 06/22/2005 05:00AM
Posted 06/22/2005 05:00AM Opening Post
Hi Folks...

Something to look for in the early evening this week (and next):

Saturn, Mercury and Venus are within 5 degrees of each other, low in the western sky, slightly north of due west. They set around 9:30 PM in San Diego, but are visable in a small telescope or binoculars in the twilight. Venus is clearly visable to the naked eye and once spotted should guide you to the Mercury and Saturn.

Mercury and Venus are will be passing Saturn, on the 24th, they will all be within 2 degrees of each other.

On the 26th, (Sunday), Mercury and Venus will be very close, less than 1/6th of a degree apart.

Mercury is quite a treat in that it is something few people have ever seen, a particularly nice target for first timers.

Jon Isaacs