This Month Is Your Best Chance To View Mercury - Here’s How
Image Credit : The Moon sparkles along with Venus and Jupiter. Raymond Shobe/Wikimedia
If that’s not enough to make you get you up in the (very early) morning, maybe the chance to catch a sight of Mercury will be. According to Space.com:
"Mercury rises before the Sun all of this month and is surprisingly easy to see from now through Halloween. All you have to do is just look well below and to the left of our three other morning planets and above the eastern horizon during morning twilight, from about 30 to 45 minutes before sunrise for a bright yellowish-orange 'star'."
So far, October 16 is going to be the best morning for Mercury viewing for this whole year, with its location relative to the Sun - almost 18-degrees to the east of it - triggering the light reflected off its exterior to increase intensely over the next couple of days, making it not-much-hard to see with the naked eye. And if you miss that one due to some reason, on October 30, Mercury will be perkier than any other star in the sky, excluding the brightest of them all, Sirius.
So Happy sky watching from folks at Physics-Astronomy!
This Month Is Your Best Chance To View Mercury - Here’s How Reviewed by Umer Abrar on 10/14/2015 Rating: