Periodically Mercury☿ reaches its greatest angular separation in the sky (elongation) from the Sun☉. This is the safest way to view Mercury☿ by amateurs.
Come join us at the Burbank Soccer Complex! The planet will appear as a “half-Mercury☿.” The waxing gibbous Moon and Mars♂ will also be seen.
Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 02:04 PM.