On Sunday, the planet Mercury will be at its farthest distance from the Sun – known as its greatest elongation – during the mornings of October-November, In-The-Sky.org . According to.
The website defines the clarity of an object as “the period of weeks or months during which it is visible in the night sky.”
He also noted that because Mercury is so close to the Sun, it is often lost in the Sun’s glare. It does, however, have its own distinct appearance which occurs approximately every three to four months, alternating in the morning and evening.
The next largest elongation is scheduled for January during the planet’s evening phantom.
There is an attraction towards the nearest planet to the Sun.
Earlier this month, a joint European-Japanese spacecraft got its first glimpse of Mercury as it swung by the solar system’s innermost planet on a mission to deliver two probes into orbit in 2025. After passing Mercury at an altitude of less than 125 miles, the spacecraft took a low-resolution black-and-white photograph with one of its surveillance cameras before zipping up again.
The joint mission by the European Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency was launched in 2018, flying once from Earth and twice from Venus on a trip to the smallest planet in the Solar System.
This story was reported from Los Angeles.