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Look out for the bright jewel of Mercury in the evening sky – MSN UK

Northern hemisphere skywatchers can search for the planet this month as it rises higher each night



Starwatch chart 11/1/21 Moon and Mercury
For northern hemisphere skywatchers, 2021 presents a chance to catch the bright jewel of Mercury in the evening sky.
Start your search on 15 January, when the wafer-thin crescent of the new moon will help point you in the right direction. The moon will be a glorious sliver with just 7.4% of its surface illuminated by sunlight. If you do not see Mercury low in the west that evening, return on subsequent nights at sunset. Mercury will rise higher in the sky…

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