Mercury's great display before dawn
November 2007: All five naked-eye planets put on nice shows on November nights.
All five naked-eye planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn put on nice shows these November nights. Mars dominates the late-evening sky as the planet prepares for opposition and peak visibility next month. It comes into view an hour or two after Jupiter slides gracefully into twilight. Mercury, Venus, and Saturn spread across the eastern sky before dawn. The two outer gas giants, Uranus and Neptune, remain easy binocular targets.