Mercury will reach its highest altitude of its Jan.–Feb. 2023 morning apparition on Tuesday, Jan. 24. From New York City, it will reach 14 degrees above the horizon in the southeast sky.
Clear skies beckoned Wednesday (Dec. 28) in Rome, allowing the Virtual Telescope Project's Gianluca Masi to get busy with a year-end broadcast.
Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, will shine brightly in the sky on Christmas Eve as it reaches its highest altitude in the evening sky.
Reference Our viewing guide tells you which planets are visible in January's night sky and how you can see them.
Skywatchers can see Mercury half-lit and bright in the sky on Saturday, Oct. 8 as the planet is far enough from the sun to be spotted.
Mercury will appear brighter in the sky over the coming weeks. At dawn on Saturday, Oct. 8, skywatchers in the northern hemisphere can see Mercury at its farthest from the sunrise.
Mercury is a rather weird planet that constantly intrigues scientists. Learn more about the planet closest to the sun with these 10 interesting facts.
A new video shows the crater-riddled surface of the solar system's smallest planet Mercury as captured during a super close flyby of the BepiColombo spacecraft.
The moon will pass close to Mercury in the predawn sky on Monday (June 27). Find out how and where to see this skywatching event.
You can watch the five naked-eye planets align for free on a livestream that will be running Sunday (June 26).
The rare sight of five bright planets lining up with the moon wowed skywatchers around the world Friday and you can still see it this weekend.
BepiColombo's second close flyby of Mercury Thursday (June 23) gave a stunning set of close-ups of the planet's craters and volcanic regions.
A rare planetary alignment will peak predawn on Friday (June 24) when the crescent moon joins the party. An alignment like this will not occur again until 2040.
The Mercury-bound space probe BepiColombo has taken its second look at its target planet today during a superclose flyby designed to slow it down and adjust its trajectory.
A rare parade of planets is coming into better view in the second half of June, and even the moon will join the show.
Mercury will reveal itself at pre-dawn tomorrow (June 16) when the planet reaches greatest western elongation. Here's how to see it.
The rare alignment of five naked-eye planets will begin to "break up" as they appear to grow increasingly distant from one another in the morning sky.