Venus has a been powerful presence at dusk for months — bright enough to cast shadows. How would you like to put it to the test? The Moon won't spoil the darkness until at least April 24th — April 25th if you wait till after moonset — making it the perfect time to see your own shadow by the light of another celestial body.
Bring in winter with a bang with a beautiful, close conjunction and a rare planet-star occultation.
Use our interactive observing tool to say which of the planet's four largest moons is which.