Mer­cury

19:00 BST on 3 July

All About Space - - Stargazer -

Con­stel­la­tion: Gemini into Can­cer

Mag­ni­tude: -0.6

AM/PM: PM

At the start of our ob­serv­ing pe­riod Mer­cury is an evening star, low in the north­west af­ter sun­set and set­ting around an hour af­ter. At mag­ni­tude 0.6 it is vis­i­ble to the naked eye, de­spite its low el­e­va­tion in the sky. By 9 July Mer­cury will have started to fade and drop to­wards the hori­zon, each evening set­ting a lit­tle ear­lier.

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