# Mercury at greatest western elongation

On Saturday morning (10th August), Mercury will be at its greatest angular distance from the Sun during this apparition. It gets 19 degrees from the Sun, making it a bit easier to spot. Look for Mercury just before Sunrise as shown in the image below.

The picture above is for 5:24BST Saturday morning, the 10th August. As you can see it doesn’t get very far above the horizon, only about 10 degrees.

Clear skies.