Saturn's display lasts all night
April 2010: April heralds excellent views of Mercury and Venus together in the evening twilight.
February 22, 2010
For many in the Northern Hemisphere, early April ushers in the first warm days of spring. This year, the warmer weather heralds excellent views of Mercury and Venus together in the evening twilight. High in the south, Mars commands attention as the brightest object in Cancer the Crab. And as the sky darkens, Saturn climbs in the eastern sky and remains visible all night.
Venus points to Mercury in early April, serving as a helpful guide to the innermost planet. Then, in late April, Venus passes a few degrees south of the Pleiades star cluster (M45).
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
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