Here are some hints on how to find Mercury in the sky tonight, weather permitting, of course. By the looks of things, here in Central Texas that ain’t gonna happen. Mercury at maximum elongation also means that he will be stationing retrograde, too, a time those familiar with astrology tend to dislike. More on that later this month.
Mercury’s greatest eastern elongation – its greatest distance from the sunset – is today. But how can you tell which object you’re seeing is Mercury?