After sunset we have another astronomical treat in store. The crescent Moon will be just to the left of Venus tonight and below those will be Jupiter – and as an extra special treat The Pleiades will be right above them all. The Pleiades is also known as “the Seven Sisters” – and it’s often confused with “the Little Dipper”. That’s because it does look a lot like people expect the little dipper would – but that is a much bigger object and hangs out in a completely different part of the sky (in the North).
If you have a clear view of the western horizon on Wednesday night at sunset you are in for a rare treat.
You may be able to observe the planet Mercury very close to the slim crescent moon.
See the following for details
Wednesday’s Mercury-Moon Challenge – SkyandTelescope.com.