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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Tori Jane is a storm chaser, writer, photographer, and the village idiot - in that order. When she's not out and about dancing with the meanest storms on planet Earth for funsies she can be found wandering, shooting landscapes, writing, editing photos, and otherwise up to no good. Legend has it that she can also be occasionally spotted typing up short bios in the third person, but those rumors are unsubstantiated.