Catch Mercury in the early evening sky

Half marathon notice

Visitor notice: On Sunday 4 March Cutty Sark and the museum car park will be closed for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. All other museums will be open as normal and DLR and rail links will be running. Find out about road closures

Pleiades, Moon and Mercury

Originally uploaded by eat your greens

Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, makes a rare appearance in the early evening sky at the moment. If you look just north of west, at about 9pm, you should see Mercury as a bright point of light above the setting sun. This photo shows , captured in conjunction with the new crescent and , above Canary Wharf on Sunday evening.