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  • Location: Reading
  • Location: Reading

    Being so close to the sun, Mercury tends to be hard to spot, particularly in far northern latitudes.  The next few days will probably be the best chance to see Mercury this year - if we get any more clear evenings, of course.  Right now it's easy to find, just to the right of Venus and visible low in the southwest half an hour after sunset - saw it with binoculars through some high cloud yesterday evening, and would probably have been able to glimpse it with the naked eye if it had been perfectly clear.

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  • Location: Bratislava (240m)
  • Location: Bratislava (240m)

    Saw Mercury the other night for the first time ever. Being so close to Venus makes it easy to spot.

     

    The best way to see Mercury is during a total solar eclipse, something I haven't managed to do as you will see if you read the other thread. :nonono:

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