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Tonight may be one of the last chances in 2006 to see Mercury.
look to the west about 15 minutes after sunset. Mercury and a thin crescent moon will emerge from the growing twilight.

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On the evening of February 23 is the best view of Mercury this year.
It shines at 0.5 magnitude, which will make it the second brightest object in the evening sky after the star Sirius.

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Mercury, is now visible in the evening sky.

The planet is moving slowly away from the sun and rising higher in the sunset sky.
The planet is 1.1793 AU away in the constellation Aquarius.



The sun sets at 17:09 GMT Azimuth:+24635'
Mercury will have a magnitude of -1.1, and a diameter of 5.7" .
Its phase is about 47.

Watch out for it over the next week, from about 10 minutes after sunset.

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