I decided to walk to the outskirts of our village to afford myself a better view of Mercury..
From our garden I have no chance of seeing Mercury if it's in the East; there are too many trees and especially too many houses barring any possible view...
After setting up the camera I was lucky enough to capture this image of all three planets..... seconds later some passing clouds snuffed out Mercury's light.
|Mercury-Venus-Saturn : 06h:49m|
I then moved to a better location, about 200 yards further along.....
Now I had an uninterrupted view towards the East.
The lights of Haverfordwest were twinkling in the distance.
Mercury was once again free of the clouds, and I witnessed a beautiful celestial display of all three planets.... plus my favourite named star... Zubenelgenubi.
|Mercury-Zubenelgenubi-Venus-Saturn: 06h:56m UT|
There were loads of clouds to the West, but luckily the East was fairly cloud free, at least in the parts of the sky that mattered to my observations....
|Mercury over Haverfordwest 07:05 UT|
Happy Mercury hunting....