Crescent Moon, Saturn and Mercury
Mark Alan Lovewell

Two planets, Saturn and Mercury, hover close to the western horizon after sunset this week. On three evenings, from Sunday to Tuesday night, a thin crescent moon also appears. Take a look in the evenings ahead.

The moon will be easiest to see on Monday night when it is higher in the west, and just above the two planets. Mercury is brighter than Saturn but it is much closer to the horizon. Saturn appears right underneath the moon and is easy to pick out. Mercury is under Saturn and bright.

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In Vineyard Skies: Morning Showtime
Mark Alan Lovewell
Three planets appear in our eastern sky at dawn. Venus and Jupiter are about to do a handshake.
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In Vineyard Skies: Jupiter, Venus and Mars
Mark Alan Lovewell
The morning sky fills with planets this month. Jupiter and Venus will be in conjunction.
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In Vineyard Skies: First Quarter Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
Friday night, the first quarter moon appears high in the sky after sunset.
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In Vineyard Skies: Crescent Moon and Saturn
Mark Alan Lovewell
A thin crescent moon appears low in the southwestern sky Sunday night.
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In Vineyard Skies: Tuesday Morning Triangle
Mark Alan Lovewell
For those who are up early Tuesday morning there is a pretty sight in the southeastern sky well before sunrise.
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In Vineyard Skies: Harvest Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
The bright harvest moon continues to dominate our evening skies this weekend.
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In Vineyard Skies: Derby Stargazers
Mark Alan Lovewell
Stargazers make up a pretty good number of late night derby fishermen.
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In Vineyard Skies: Crescent Moon and Jupiter
Mark Alan Lovewell
A thin crescent moon hovers low in the southwestern sky Friday night.
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In Vineyard Skies: Moon and Morning Planets
Mark Alan Lovewell
Saturday morning offers a cornucopia of celestial objects.
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