Mercury and the Moon This Evening, February 13, 2013


Elusive Mercury appears low in the west-southwestern sky with a waxing crescent Moon about 25 degrees to the upper left of the planet this evening at 5:45 p.m. CST as seen from the Chicago area. (Click the image to see it larger.)

Mercury reaches its greatest separation from the sun and makes its best evening appearance of the year on the evening of February 16.

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