This Week's Night Sky: Mercury Hits Prime Time
Venus guides the way to a pretty star cluster, and remnants from Halley’s comet streak by in the night.
Saturn, the lord of the rings, and Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, offer amazing views worldwide this week.
The planet is easy to see with unaided eyes even from brightly lit city suburbs. Viewing its beautiful system of rings, however, will require a small backyard telescope.
By Tuesday, the moon will have sunk closer to the horizon and jumped to the other side of the ringed world.
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