Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tonight's Sky for October 16: Mercury at Inferior Conjunction

Want to see Mercury? Well, forget about it tonight as the speedy first planet from the Sun will be at inferior conjunction. What does that mean? In layman's terms, Mercury will be directly between the Earth and Sun in a Sun, Mercury, Earth alignment. End result: the little planet will be at its worst point for viewing. So, while this is more of a what not to see tonight event, mark this date on your calendar as we all will soon see how the planet got its name in the coming weeks . . .  

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