Tribune News Network Doha The nearest planet of the sun 'Mercury' will be at highest point over western horizon of Qatar sky on Thursday, March 15, when it will be at greatest elongation
with the sun, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has announced.
For observers around 40[degrees] north latitude, Mercury reaches its peak height at mid-month, attaining a greatest elongation
of 18[degrees] from the Sun on March 15th.
4 Sep: Mercury greatest elongation
East (27 degrees).
When an inner planet is at the greatest apparent distance from the Sun, it is said to be at greatest elongation
Following the solar transit last June, Venus passed into its western (morning) elongation and reached greatest elongation
on 2012 Aug 15.
Mercury reaches greatest elongation
- meaning its farthest point from the Sun from our view - tomorrow, when it lies 28 degrees west of the Sun and appears some five degrees above the eastern horizon 30 minutes before sunrise.
Venus - which is closer to Earth, making it the brighter of the two - is moving toward Earth and toward its greatest elongation
- or the farthest point from the Sun within its orbit.
Jan 4 Mercury at greatest elongation
in the evening sky.
On June 20 tiny Mercury will be at its greatest elongation
or angular distance from the sun.
For example, the nitrile rubber had the greatest elongation
and the highest Tg.
17 Venus at greatest elongation
(maximum angular separation from the sun in our sky); Ben Franklin born, 1706.
So Potter and Morgan worked mostly when Mercury was at greatest elongation
, that is, its farthest distance from the sun, which is 28[deg.