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

For those of us who cannot possibly get enough of the night sky, every new year is an exciting prospect. After all, this means that all the year’s celestial events are “reset” in a way and we can look forward to finally seeing them again. For example, if you’re a fan of stargazing in Indiana, you might want to look up not once, not twice, but three times this year to see the planet Mercury at its greatest elongation from the sun. Get ready to wake up early: this spectacle is worth it!

As we mentioned before, the first time you’ll be able to see Mercury at its greatest western elongation is on January 30, and the other two mornings are the mornings of May 29 and September 22, 2023.

One of the best places you can possibly go to check this celestial event out is Tippecanoe State Park, which offers up some of the all-time best dark skies in Indiana you’ll find.

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