Mercury’s back!

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Jun 14, 2006
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Mercury and the Moon from last March

Hey, cool: I just heard that Mercury is back again in the evening twilight. If you go out after sunset, when the sky is starting to get dark (around 9:30 local time) it'll be a few degrees above the western horizon. You need a good view of the horizon; Mercury is low and not very bright. For me, it's in the west-northwest.

I mentioned this before on this blog, but it's rumored that Copernicus never saw Mercury, so here's your chance to one-up one of the most famous astronomers of all time!