Reference The only planet that continues 'out of the loop' in October is Mars, which will remain out of sight, too near the vicinity of the sun to be seen right through the end of the year.
As temperatures fall, Mercury rises reaching its highest point in the morning of Saturday, Sept. 23. The tiny planet shines brightly this weekend but will still be a tricky observation for some.
The way in which the radiant displays of colors in the sky known as auroras form on Earth may be how these lights arise throughout the solar system, according to new findings from Mercury.
The European-Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft took this stunning sequence of images of its target planet Mercury during a gravity assist flyby designed to alter its speed.
Europe's Mercury-bound probe BepiColombo made its third close flyby of its target planet on Monday (June 19), revealing a surface riddled with craters, including one that just received a name.
Europe's Mercury probe BepiColombo will take a close look at its target planet on Monday (June 19), and we can expect some exciting new images soon after that.
The moon will meet up with Mercury, the solar system's smallest planet and the closest to the sun, in the evening sky on Wednesday, May 17.
Shortly after Mercury reached its closest point to the sun, its massive, comet-like tail became unusually visible in the night sky and was captured in a stunning new photo.
Mercury will reach its highest point in the sky tonight (April 11), but it'll still be a challenge to observe.
From now through mid-April, Venus will help you to identify the normally hard-to-find planet Mercury. And along the way, Venus will have a striking interaction with the Pleiades star cluster.
The Virtual Telescope Project will be streaming "Five Planets at a glance" on March 28, offering a view of this planetary parade from Rome.
Jupiter will meet up with the moon before joining Mercury in late March, after which it will disappear in the glare of the sun until it reappears in May.
Watch Mercury cross in front of the sun's disk in this video captured by the European Solar Orbiter spacecraft.
The moon will meet up with the closest planet to the sun Mercury on Saturday, as the two celestial bodies meet in conjunction in the morning sky.
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.
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.