See the tricky planet Mercury is in its ‘largest ellipse’ from the sun tonight

See the tricky planet Mercury is in its 'largest ellipse' from the sun tonight

This aerial map shows New York City after sunset on January 7, 2022. (Image credit: Sky Safari Processor)

The flying planet Mercury, which is usually a tricky observation challenge from Earth, will be the farthest from the sun in our sky on Friday (Jan. 7).

When Mercury At a magnitude of -0.6, the planet is just 13 degrees above the horizon in New York City, making it an even more challenging destination. You may want to use Telescopes If available.

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