Morning star Mercury

If you are in South UK today and if you read this before the Sun rises, look out of your window to the South-East, just above the trees, and you might see Mercury.

I noticed yesterday morning what i thought was a very bright star. It was just before Sunrise, the sky was already quite light, so most of the stars could no longer be seen, except for three. I thought to myself, those must be the three brightest stars in the sky, but that one is the brightest i have ever seen! I let my imagination run away and imagined it was a supernova! I thought i would get to work to read that we were all about to get eaten up by a giant exploding star!

A colleague said it might be Mercury. The closest planet to the Sun, Mercury can only be seen in the morning or evening. I looked last night at dusk but didn’t see anything, but this morning i see it again, clear as anything. It feels a great privilege to see it.

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