Mountain Skies: The Moon Passes Three Planets This Week
Last updated 3/16/2020 at 4:03pm
The visible planets are now separated by hours of darkness in late evening and early morning. As the casual viewer has noticed, Venus has been standing high in the west at twilight since before the beginning of the year. In fact, the queen of the planets passed behind the sun in superior conjunction on Aug. 13, and then gradually rose out of the evening twilight to become our "Evening Star." Since then, as it has come around the sun toward us, it has gotten closer to us while its angular distance from the sun has increased. A week from tomorrow it will be at its greatest elo...