The moon will point the way to the usually elusive Mercury tonight (May 2).
Our May night sky viewing guide tells you which planets are visible in May's night sky and how you can see them.
Reference Planet Mercury is the sun's nearest planetary neighbor. It has short years, long days, huge surface temperature fluctuations and really weird sunsets.
You may be able to watch the moon cluster up with ringed Saturn and fleeting Mercury on Monday (Feb. 28), but it will be a considerable challenge.
The planet Mercury, typically hard to spot for skywatchers, will be at its greatest distance from the sun in our sky Friday (Jan. 7).
For the next two and a half weeks, early-morning skywatchers will have an excellent opportunity to spot the so-called "elusive planet" — Mercury.
The BepiColombo spacecraft – a joint project by the European and Japanese space agencies – swung by its destination planet Mercury in the early hours of Oct. 2.
The European and Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft made the closest ever measurements of the magnetic field of Mercury above the planet's southern hemisphere as it zoomed past.
The BepiColombo mission captured its first up-close look at the planet Mercury in a flyby, revealing a rocky world covered with craters.
The Mercury-bound probe BepiColombo will take its first look at its target planet tonight from an incredibly close distance of only 124 miles (200 kilometers).
Mercury, Venus and the first-quarter moon — along with the stars Spica and Arcturus — will appear to form a straight line in the evening sky on Sept. 13, 2021.
The tiny planet Mercury will make a close approach to the crescent moon in the evening sky tonight (Sept. 8).
Venus and the bright star Spica will shine in the evening sky tonight (Sept. 5). Mercury is visible, too.
The European-Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft headed to Mercury can be seen flying low above the atmosphere of Venus in a new video released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday (Aug. 12).
Mercury-bound spacecraft BepiColombo has zoomed past Venus at a distance of only 340 miles, taking a bunch of selfies and a lot of scientific measurements of the planet’s atmosphere.
Venus and Mercury will meet in the evening sky Friday (May 28) for their closest encounter until Nov. 5, 2033.