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

On three different occasions this year – in January, May, and September – you’ll be able to see the planet Mercury with the naked eye in Minnesota. So, star… er, planet-gazers, mark your calendars!

Mercury will reach elongations great enough for it to be seen in Minnesota on January 30, May 29, and September 22 this year. With its tallgrass prairie, western Minnesota may be the best part of the state for seeing Mercury.

Have you observed Mercury in Minnesota? Do you have any tips on good locations for doing so?


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