Moon and Mercury

June 4, 2019 Low in the west-northwest Tuesday evening was the very slim Moon with the elusive planet Mercury to its right.

Mercury is that tiny dot on the right, in the clouds. – For a closer view, right click on the photo and click ‘view inage’ and click on it to enlarge.
For context, this is the whole photo, which the above photo was cropped from.
Canon XS 116mm zoom lens ISO-200 2 second exposure at f/7.1
9pm sky map forTuesday, June 4th, but good for Mercury the whole week. The Moon will move the upper left.

In a week, Mercury will be Castor’s belt buckle. In two weeks, a bit fainter, it will join Mars just off of Pollux’s hip. The week after that, Mars and Mercury will be off the left of the twins’ heads.


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