Mercury at Western Elongation

   Wednesday September 28th the innermost planet Mercury reaches its greatest western elongation. At this elongation Mercury is to the right or the west side of the Sun as we see it from Earth. From western elongation Mercury moves eastward toward the Sun and superior conjunction next month on October 27th.


Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for monthly observing information, or here to return to bobs-spaces.

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