2016, April 16: Mercury in Western Sky


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Mercury is making its best appearance of the of year during the next several evenings.  Tonight it appears to the lower right of the Aldebaran and the Pleiades. It is two evenings before its greatest separation from the sun, setting nearly 2 hours after sunset. This image was made this evening at 8:30 p.m. CDT as seen from the Chicago area.

For more about this appearance, click here.

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