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Mercury joins Venus at dusk

November 2011: Mercury lurks just 2° below Venus during November's first 2 weeks. You'll need a clear sky and an unobstructed southwestern horizon to see the more challenging innermost planet.
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The two inner planets (Venus at left and Mercury to its right) passed within a few degrees of each other April 4, 2010. The pair repeats this performance in November's evening sky. Rick Stankiewicz
Mercury lurks just 2° below Venus during November's first 2 weeks. You'll need a clear sky and an unobstructed southwestern horizon to see the more challenging innermost planet.

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