Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation

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Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation

Take a chance to see the innermost planet in the Solar System! This Sunday evening is the best time to observe it. So, why's that?

The planet Mercury will reach its greatest eastern elongation, that’s why. It means that the smallest planet reaches its widest separation, 25 degrees east of the Sun, for the current apparition. At that time Mercury will peak in visibility, shining at the magnitude of 0.4. You can easily see it with a naked eye, it will be sitting close to the western horizon just after sunset.

Star Walk 2 will help you identify the current position of Mercury and any other celestial object. With binoculars or a telescope you can get a closer look.

Keep up the news and enjoy the night sky!

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