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Stay Tuned for next Transit of Mercury on November 12, 2032. Mercury measures a mere 12 arcseconds across, about 150 times smaller than the Sun, making transits of Mercury significantly tricky to observe

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In January 2016, all of the planets from Mercury to Saturn were visible together in the predawn sky about 45 minutes before sunrise

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Because it is so close to the Sun, Mercury is only observable in the early morning just before sunrise, or at dusk. Ancient Greek astronomers once believed Mercury was actually two separate objects