Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, so is almost always lost in its glare. But not this month.

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If you’ve never seen the tiny planet Mercury, tonight could be your night. The elusive inner planet, which is usually lost in the Sun’s glare, this month becomes visible just after dusk, and the views get better as the month develops. It first becomes easily viewable tonight beside a very young Moon, which will make it easy to see. As another bonus, the red planet, Mars is also nearby, and later this month, Mercury and Mars will appear to be right next to each other.

For planet-spotters after a view of the inner planet, it’s a rare chance to see Mercury.

Mercury will be close to a crescent Moon just after dusk on June 4, 2019.

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When to see the Moon and Mercury: June 4, 2019 

Look to the northwest just after sunset tonight, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, and you’ll see a 2% illuminated Crescent Moon appear in the dusk close to the horizon. That in itself will be a grand sight, and for this month only, it’s a sighting that sees the Islamic month of Ramadan officially cease. As well as the delicate crescent of light on the Moon, you should be able to make out Earthshine on the rest of our satellite. That’s sunlight reflected from Earth onto the Moon. It’s always there, but it’s only possible to detect with the human eye when the moon is very young.

Mercury (right) is the innermost planet, so the hardest to see, though the presence of the Crescent Moon (left) makes it easier.

Jamie Carter (left) and NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington (right)

How to find Mercury

Mercury will be harder to see. It’s very small and looks almost star-like, and it’s best seen by scanning around with binoculars (though don’t start doing that until the Sun has set; it’s too dangerous). It’s relatively dim compared to the other planets in the solar system. When it’s low in the sky, it usually looks reddish, too, for the same reasons that the Sun looks red when it sets. It will be to the right to the Crescent Moon, just 6° away. An obviously red-looking planet Mars will be visible further above the Moon and Mercury.

For any decent view of Mercury this month, you can maximize your chances by putting yourself somewhere that has a good, clear view down to the western horizon.

Mars and Mercury will be half a degree apart on June 18 after dusk.

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When to see Mercury and Mars: June 18, 2019

On Tuesday, June 18, Mercury will again be easier than usual to find because it will be next to Mars. Really, really close, in fact–just 0.5° apart. It’s the two planet’s closest encounter for 13 years. That’s going to be some sight.

Mercury is at its “greatest elongation east” on June 23, 2019.

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When to see Mercury furthest from the Sun: June 23, 2019

Although Mercury will perhaps be easiest to find when it’s close to the Moon, then Mars, it’s actually furthest from the Sun (and therefore “up” for the longest after dusk) on June 23,2019 Mercury at this “greatest elongation east” is theoretically the easiest time to see the inner planet, and since it will still be close to Mars, it should be simple enough to find.

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If you have actually never ever seen the small world Mercury, tonight might be your night. The evasive inner world, which is generally lost in the Sun’s glare, this month ends up being noticeable simply after sunset, and the views improve as the month establishes. It initially ends up being quickly viewable tonight next to an extremely young Moon, which will make it simple to see. As another bonus offer, the red world, Mars is likewise close by, and later on this month, Mercury and Mars will seem ideal beside each other.

For planet-spotters after a view of the inner world, it’s an unusual possibility to see Mercury.

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How to discover Mercury

Mercury will be more difficult to see. It’s extremely little and looks practically star-like, and it’s best seen by scanning around with field glasses (however do not begin doing that up until the Sun has actually set; it’s too unsafe). It’s fairly dim compared to the other worlds in the planetary system. When it’s low in the sky, it generally looks reddish, too, for the very same factors that the Sun looks red when it sets. It will be to the right to the Crescent Moon, simply 6 ° away. An undoubtedly red-looking world Mars will show up even more above the Moon and Mercury.

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When to see Mercury and Mars: June 18, 2019

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When to see Mercury outermost from the Sun: June23,2019

Although Mercury will maybe be simplest to discover when it’s close to the Moon, then Mars, it’s in fact outermost from the Sun (and for that reason “up” for the longest after sunset) on June 23,2019 Mercury at this “biggest elongation east” is in theory the simplest time to see the inner world, and given that it will still be close to Mars, it ought to be easy adequate to discover.

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Mercury is the closest world to the Sun, so is generally lost in its glare. However not this month.

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If you have actually never ever seen the small world Mercury, tonight might be your night. The evasive inner world, which is generally lost in the Sun’s glare, this month ends up being noticeable simply after sunset, and the views improve as the month establishes. It initially ends up being quickly viewable tonight next to an extremely young Moon, which will make it simple to see. As another bonus offer, the red world, Mars is likewise close by, and later on this month, Mercury and Mars will seem ideal beside each other.

For planet-spotters after a view of the inner world, it’s an unusual possibility to see Mercury.

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Mercury will be close to a crescent Moon simply after sunset on June 4,2019

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When to see the Moon and Mercury: June 4, 2019

Aim to the northwest simply after sundown tonight, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, and you’ll see a 2 % lit up Crescent Moon appear in the sunset near to the horizon. That in itself will be a grand sight, and for this month just, it’s a sighting that sees the Islamic month of Ramadan formally stop. In addition to the fragile crescent of light on the Moon, you must have the ability to construct out Earthshine on the rest of our satellite. That’s sunshine shown from Earth onto the Moon. It’s constantly there, however it’s just possible to spot with the human eye when the moon is extremely young.

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Mercury (ideal) is the inner world, so the hardest to see, though the existence of the Crescent Moon (left) makes it much easier.

Jamie Carter (left) and NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Organization of Washington (ideal)

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How to discover Mercury

Mercury will be more difficult to see. It’s extremely little and looks practically star-like, and it’s best seen by scanning around with field glasses (however do not begin doing that up until the Sun has actually set; it’s too unsafe). It’s fairly dim compared to the other worlds in the planetary system. When it’s low in the sky, it generally looks reddish, too, for the very same factors that the Sun looks red when it sets. It will be to the right to the Crescent Moon, simply 6 ° away. An undoubtedly red-looking world Mars will show up even more above the Moon and Mercury.

For any good view of Mercury this month, you can optimize your opportunities by putting yourself someplace that has an excellent, clear view to the western horizon.

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Mars and Mercury will be half a degree apart on June 18 after sunset.

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When to see Mercury and Mars: June 18, 2019

On Tuesday, June 18, Mercury will once again be much easier than normal to discover since it will be beside Mars. Actually, truly close, in reality– simply 0.5 ° apart. It’s the 2 world’s closest encounter for 13 years. That’s going to be some sight.

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Mercury is at its “biggest elongation east” on June 23,2019

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When to see Mercury outermost from the Sun: June 23, 2019

Although Mercury will maybe be simplest to discover when it’s close to the Moon, then Mars, it’s in fact outermost from the Sun (and for that reason “up” for the longest after sunset) on June 23,2019 Mercury at this “biggest elongation east” is in theory the simplest time to see the inner world, and given that it will still be close to Mars, it ought to be easy adequate to discover.

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