There Are 3 Times You Can Spot Mercury With The Naked Eye In Illinois During 2023

Although the planet is rarely visible from Earth, you’ll actually be able to see Mercury with the naked eye in Illinois on three different days this year. So, mark your calendars for January 30, May 29, and September 22.

Mercury can be relatively dim in the sky, so getting away from cities or any place with lights that could wash out the sky after sunset is also a good idea. A spot along the Mississippi River may be favorable for viewing Mercury in the Land of Lincoln.

Do you plan to go out and see Mercury this year? Do you have any viewing tips to offer?

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