Mercury is a relatively bright planet easily visible to the naked eye, but because of its close proximity to the Sun, it is often lost in the Sun’s glare. During sunrise and sunset, however, the region close to the Sun may be thoroughly searched without the blinding glare, making the task of finding the planet much easier. Mercury is the bright object closest to the horizon on the lower right part of the image. For more photos of planets, click here.
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