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| Space on Feb 28, 2014

Mercury returns to the eastern, predawn sky

Mercury has returned to the east before dawn. It’ll have a long apparition extending through April. Start watching Mercury now, and enjoy it for a month!

Bravo! GregDiesel Landscape Photography caught the planet Mercury before sunrise on February 27, 2014. Mercury will remain in the morning sky until late April. It’ll be a most wonderful morning apparition of Mercury for the Southern Hemisphere, though less good one for the Northern Hemisphere. And it’s just now beginning.

Mercury will be farthest from the sun – at greatest elongation – on March 14, 2014. Read more about Mercury farthest from the sun.

View larger. | GregDiesel Landscape Photography captured this photo of the moon and Mercury on February 27.   It was the only Mercury photo we saw that day, and what a beauty.   Visit GregDiesel Landscape Photography's online gallery on Facebook.

View larger. | GregDiesel Landscape Photography captured this photo of the moon and Mercury (far left of photo) on February 27. It was the only Mercury photo we saw that day, and what a beauty. Visit GregDiesel Landscape Photography’s online gallery on Facebook.

Bottom line: In late February 2014, the planet Mercury is just returning to the eastern predawn sky for a long apparition that’ll run through April. GregDiesel Landscape Photography captured this image of the planet near the moon on Feburary 27.