Catch Mercury in the early evening sky

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.