Visibility II / V
After dinner, I remembered that Mercury’s biggest elongation was probably on Friday, so it could be found on the horizon today. With binoculars from the living room window, I stared at the southwestern horizon, and from there, a bright spot immediately grabbed the binoculars. I made sure it was indeed Mercury using the GoSkyWatch app on the iPad. My wife and 7-year-old son also made the planet visible through binoculars. I myself saw Mercury for the first time only 7 years ago, in the year my son was born. Now he experienced the same at a very young age compared to us :) After looking through binoculars, Mercury was already visible to the naked eye when he knew where to look. After that, I realized that I could grab a picture of this and the hustle and bustle of the hustle and bustle before the planet disappears from view, a quilted garment on top, a camera with tripods in the armpit and in the yard to shoot. The couple captures a record grab before Mercury disappeared behind the spruce trees following his parent star behind the skyline.