The planet Mercury

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From Ashburn , Mercury is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 12° above the horizon. It will become visible at around 21:09 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 12° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 1 hour and 45 minutes after the Sun at 22:21.

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Name Mercury
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Gemini
Magnitude:0.00 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:07h23m [1]
Declination:+23°39' [1]
Distance:0.95 AU
7.87 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):31.69
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:0.39 AU
Eccentricity:0.205629
Inclination:7.01°
Longitude ascending node:48.35°
Argument of perihelion:29.08°
Epoch of elements:14 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:132.23°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.31 AU
Aphelion:0.47 AU
Orbital period:0.24 years
Source
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
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