See it! Photos of Venus and Mercury

earthsky.org | 4/18/2019 | Deborah Byrd
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View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Dr Ski in Valencia, Philippines, caught Venus and Mercury on April 16, 2019. He wrote: “Mercury is a tough nut to crack!” And so it was. For those on the northern part of Earth this month, Mercury lived up to its reputation for being elusive. It was there, below Venus, but hard to spot in the dawn. The view from farther south was better. Dr Ski is at about 8 degrees N. latitude. Thanks, Dr Ski!

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Jenney Disimon in Sabah, N. Borneo – at about 6 degrees N. latitude – caught Mercury and Venus on the morning of April 17, 2019. Thanks, Jenney!

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View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Here’s one more from Dr Ski in Valencia, Philippines. It’s Venus and Mercury on the morning of April 14.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Deeper in the Southern Hemisphere – where the view of these morning planets was best – Carol Comer caught a glorious view of the zodiacal light along with Venus and Mercury on April 9, 2018. Carol said: “The first time I have ever seen zodiacal light, and to have Venus rising with Mercury not far behind was an incredible sight to see. This is on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand, the first island in the world to be designated a dark sky...
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