Mercury at Superior Conjunction

mercury-ani   Today or late last night depending on your time zone at 6 UT (Midnight CST) the innermost planet Mercury reached what is called superior conjunction. at this position the planet Mercury is on the opposite side of the Sun from the Earth. From superior conjunction the planet Mercury will continue moving eastward and will become visible as an evening planet during January.

   
   
   
Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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