Hey Space Placers!
Starting tonight, 4/27/22, and continuing to 4/29/22 for closest approach, the planet Mercury will be very near the Seven Sisters (Pleiades) after sunset. Start looking in the W-NW about a fist width above the horizon 45-minutes after sunset. Binoculars will be a big help.
Mercury will be fairly bright and a golden yellow color. The Seven Sisters will be somewhat dim until it gets darker. Having a clear view of the horizon free of trees and buildings will greatly improve your chances.
In the predawn eastern sky now until 4/30/22, the planets Venus and Jupiter are moving towards one another for a spectacular conjunction (close pairing in the sky) on 4/30/22 when they will be only 2/10ths of a degree apart.
Venus is the brighter of the two but Jupiter is bright. Use the same technique you did for Mercury to spot these two but they will be far easier to spot because of their brightness.
Both of these sky happenings can be imaged using cell phones and cameras so try your luck.
Hoping your skies are clear....
Sky Guy in VA