Mercury: greatest eastern elongation

Tonight (23rd June 2019), just after sunset, Mercury will be at it’s greatest apparent separation from the Sun.

The picture above shows the view to the WNW, at 9:45BST this evening from Swindon. Mercury is only ~10 degrees high so you’ll need a clear horizon. Mars (the red dot to the right of Mercury in the picture above) can also be seen about 2.5 degrees west of Mercury.

Clear skies.

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