Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tonight's Sky for December 30: Can You See Mercury?


You may have noticed that there was little mention of
Mercury, first planet from the Sun all month. Why? Well, it simply hasn't been visible, but that's changing now as the little planet is starting to pop over the Western horizon immediately after sunset. How low will you need to look? About three degrees up from the horizon. To simulate, a little finger held at arm's length spans about a degree of sky. Needless to say, binoculars are a must!

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