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January 4, 2015 3:12 PM

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I have a decent view to the southwest, where the Sun is setting these days. If it’s clear, I always take a look to see what’s there as the sky darkens. Venus is pretty bright right now, and it shines brilliantly in that direction.

Tiny, fainter Mercury is there too, just below its brighter sister, but it can be tougher to spot if there’s haze, clouds, or—in my case—mountains in the way. I’ve seen it a few times this past week, but I wanted to photograph it. On Friday night (Jan. 2) I took my camera outside and fired off a few...

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