Since the new moon is on the 22nd, this is a great time for sky viewing. Venus and Mercury meet on the 21st, and then Venus will drop down while Mercury rises a little higher. Because Venus is so bright, you may not be able to see Mercury without binoculars when they're so close. So go out and look 30-60 minutes after sunset. If you don't notice Mercury, try using binoculars to find it, and then look without them.