Venus and Mercury close together after last night’s sunset.
I lucked out in that…
- I remembered they were going to be visible when I got to the store on the way home.
- The parking lot was both wide and slightly uphill from the western side of the street, giving me a clear view.
- The sky had just darkened enough to see both.
- The clouds were just wispy enough not to block them.
As it is, I still had to crop out a street light and its lens flare to get this photo, or I would have framed it better.
But hey, it’s not often you get to see Mercury from a city at all, never mind right next to another planet!