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Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation
August 16, 2016
Today the planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 27.4 degrees from the Sun. This will make it the best time to view the planet since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky.
Keep a look out for Mercury low in the western sky just after sunset. y just after sunset.
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