Posted by BC on April 1st, 2010
The next few evenings, during the twilight magic, you can see the two interior planets appearing just about 3 degrees apart, above the western horizon. Look just after sunset to find the brighter of the two, Venus. Look closer to the horizon and just a bit to the north (right, as you look west) to find Mercury.
Many people have yet to see Mercury, since Mercury is so close to Sun. Venus should help to find the smallest planet during the next week.