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How to see Mercury in the night sky – the tiny planet will be visible after sunset this month

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MAY is a great month to spot the tiny planet Mercury in the sky.

All you’ll need is some binoculars or a telescope and to be in the right spot after sunset.

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Mercury should be visible for the whole month for people in the Northern Hemisphere.

That includes stargazers in the UK and the US.

You’ll need to look west-northwest around 30 minutes after sunset.

A great date to do this is on May 13 because Mercury will be around for 135 minutes after sunset.

Look for Mercury 30 minutes after sunset

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Look for Mercury 30 minutes after sunsetCredit: Getty

Mercury will be hard to spot with the naked eye so you will need a small telescope or some bincoulars.

Find the waxing crescent Moon first and then look slightly up and to the right of it.

You should see Mercury shining like a little…



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