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Night Sky: Spot the moon, Venus and Mercury tonight

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Step outside before sunrise on March 28 and you'll get a view of the moon, Venus and Mercury, according to EarthSky.

Given clear skies, almost everyone worldwide will be able to see the moon and the planet Venus over the eastern horizon in the predawn and/or dawn sky on March 28. From the Southern Hemisphere, or at tropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, you have the best chance of seeing the planet Mercury below the waning crescent moon.

The moon and Venus rank as the brightest and second-brightest celestial bodies of nighttime, respectively, so these two luminaries should stand out mightily in tomorrow’s early morning sky. Mercury, though nowhere as brilliant as Venus, still shines as brilliantly as the sky’s brightest stars. Yet, from temperate and far northern latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, Mercury sits too low in the glare of sunrise to be seen easily, if at all.

[Read the full story at EarthSky]

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