Jupiter has been high in the west after sunset all year, and as May opens it is clearly beginning to sink toward the horizon with the winter constellations that surround it. But Venus is coming to greet it
before it disappears near the sun. Venus has to contend with the glow of sunset as it lugs itself upward each night. On May 10, can you spot Venus just two degrees away from a newborn crescent moon? On the next night the crescent moon will appear about halfway between Jupiter and Venus.