The young Moon and Mercury
deep above the Horizon
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The young crescent moon with its glow of
earthshine and planet Mercury on the
right hand side can be seen just above the horizon. A good visibility of Mercury is a rare
occurance since its angular distance to the Sun is always less than
28 degrees. Mercury is the inner most planet in our solar system!
By naked eye it can be seen only in twilight and always quite close
to the horizon.