Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tonight's Sky for July 8: Can You Spot Mercury Yet?

Starting now, the Mercury is going to really be rising (not in reference to the temperature) as the first planet from the Sun is now becoming visible in the predawn, Eastern sky. To try and spot the planet, go out and look low in the East-Northeast sky starting about 45 minutes before sunrise. Hints: grab binoculars and look low, as within 5 degrees of the horizon (three fingers held at arm's length). Good luck!

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