Mercury visible at night: How to see the innermost planet Mercury from Australia

MERCURY will be visible after sunset on Wednesday night, giving stargazers in Australia a unique opportunity to see the solar system's innermost planet.

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and from our vantage point on Earth, appears to be no more than a blip of light. Unfortunately, this means the planet can be hard to spot if you do not know where to look. Astronomers hoping to track the planet down are advised to keep their eyes peeled right after sunset or just before sunrise.

And the good news is one such opportunity will present itself for stargazers in Australia this week.

The planet is typically best seen around this...
source: Express

2020-09-15 20:17
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