Looking both ways at sunset


after sunset today look west for Mercury at the lower right of bright Venus, then look east for the rising Full “Worm” Moon.

It’s also known as the Full Crust Moon since the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night.  This makes sense to me because my yard still has patches of crusty snow on it.

The photo on the left was made last evening at sunset and shows Mercury hiding in the bushes.  The Full Moon image on the right was made shortly thereafter looking the other way.

Check it out tonight.  You’ll be happy you did!