Final Venus-Moon Conjunction of 2010
For Philippine sky observers, don’t forget to spot the thin crescent moon later near Venus. Both the Moon and Venus will be low in the southwest as darkness begins to fall.
The brilliant planet Venus – the “evening star” – will be just a few degrees above the horizon at sunset, and will set soon afterward, so the viewing window will be slim. It will hang just beneath the crescent Moon. The planet Mars can be found just a little above these two. You may use binoculars to look for these objects hiding in the bright twilight.
This will be the final pairing of the moon and the planet Venus in the evening sky until the autumn of 2011.