A Conversation for Mercury
Observing Mercury, March 2005
Zubeneschamali Started conversation Mar 6, 2005
Mercury is once again visible from the UK (and in my case, Ireland). Low in the West South West after sunset, the only "star" visible is really the elusive planet.
I showed my 9 and 4 year olds, who were unimpressed, but at least they have seen it, unlike poor old Copernicus.
My 10x50 binoculars clearly show that it's not a point source like a star, although I can't make out its phase, which is apparently about 70% illuminated, near enough to three quarters full.
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